Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
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.
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.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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.
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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
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.
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.
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 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.