Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
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.
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.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.