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.
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 chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Trends in fashion, design and pop culture are taking on more global influence, and of course, one thing that's always in style is color.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product; it's an understanding of human nature.
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.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
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.
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.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.