Thanks the feedback and the comments! I'm very pleased at how everyone's contribution spurred the ideas. +Rep all around. That's a tough question....not sure I can give you a definitive answer except multiple places. Since my "thing" is found object modding, I get a lot of ideas from a collected "idea" folder of several hundred pictures of old appliances, tools, and architecture. Example: Also for this mod, I knew I wanted it to about Bioshock, so I've got a wealth of material to work with from the game. I'm using the art books from BS1 and 2 for inspiration. 2K's viral marketing campaign for "Something in the Sea" certainly helped the mod as well as the modding story.