You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
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.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.