Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.
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.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
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.