A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
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.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
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.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.