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.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
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.
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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.