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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
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 designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.