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.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
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.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.