Our influence is never literal or obvious. It has been refracted and reconfigured. A single object or detail can be informed by a myriad of references. These come from art, cinema, music, fashion, architecture, literature, philosophy, geography, and history.
The skill is in distilling all of this into an environment which belongs to no specific era or discipline. It is the instinct to look to the past without nostalgia. To reference history without the slide towards pastiche.