The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
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.
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.
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.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
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.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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.
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.