I have recently read that inspiration is captured through all senses, and that music can open a mind to imaginative expresionism.
My inspirational music is an intense Classical Bach or Salieri to an extrimist sesion of dubstep..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_5Dr8Bz5Bc Sinfonia Veneziana (Salieri)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VZG1ANKeGs Archangel (Mt Eden)
Would be interesting what other music tastes help the designing minds?......