As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
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.
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.
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.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
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.
Sustainability can't be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.
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.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.