Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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.
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.
A shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.
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.
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.