A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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 must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
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.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
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.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.
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.