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.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
I have an all-Japanese design team, and none of them speak English. So it's often funny and surprising how my ideas end up lost in translation.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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.
Sustainability can't be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.
A shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.
Trends in fashion, design and pop culture are taking on more global influence, and of course, one thing that's always in style is color.
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.