They ask me how do you design, how long does it take you. It's all relative. The first ingredient is, I have to get inspired. Besides having some time to play around with materials. What puts me in the mood is streaming online music in the background. I cannot design with TV on, so for me, the TV has to be off. Unless I have already an idea of what to make. But music isn't distracting, on the contrary, I design thanks to the flow of the music.
Some of the stations I love is http://www.yerevannights.com/, another one is aol radio, specially the world music,