Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Design is the patterning and planning of any act toward a desired, foreseeable end... any attempt to separate design, to make it a thing-by-itself works, counter to the fact that design is the primary underlying matrix of life.
Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.
Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
Good designers copy; great designers steal.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
Design means being good, not just looking good.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
The only important thing about design is how it relates to people.
To create a memorable design you need to start with a thought that's worth remembering.
To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.
Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
Design is everything.
If design isn't profitable, then it's art.
Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it's decoration.
A designer can mull over complicated designs for months. Then suddenly the simple, elegant, beautiful solution occurs to him. When it happens to you, it feels as if God is talking! And maybe He is.
Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works.
When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.
Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You're in one minute, out the next.
The design of each element should be thought out in order to be easy to make and easy to repair.
The artist in me cries out for design.
The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows.
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