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.
A part of my kind of design and inspiration ethos is that I carry around a leather notebook and I sketch in it, doodle in it, write notes in it, and I put pictures in it.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.