Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
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.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
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.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.