Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
We experience happiness as a series of pleasing moments. They come and go like clouds, unpredictable, fleeting, and without responsibility to our desires. Through honest self-work, reflection, and meditation, we begin to string more of these moments together, creating a web-like design of happiness that drapes around our lives.
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.
I think fashion is a lot of fun. I love clothes. More than fashion or brand labels, I love design. I love the thought that people put into clothes. I love when clothes make cultural statements and I think personal style is really cool. I also freely recognize that fashion should be a hobby.
Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Space is the breath of art.
The details are not the details. They make the design.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Food is one part of the experience. And it has to be somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the dining experience. But the rest counts as well: The mood, the atmosphere, the music, the feeling, the design, the harmony between what you have on the plate and what surrounds the plate.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
There's design, and there's art. Good design is total harmony. There's no better designer than nature - if you look at a branch or a leaf, it's perfect. It's all function. Art is different. It's about emotion. It's about suffering and beauty - but mostly suffering!
In order to design a future of positive change, we must first become expert at changing our minds.