Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
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.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.