Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
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.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
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.