The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great.
Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product; it's an understanding of human nature.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.