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" Building design isn't trendy. "
" Success isn't something you achieve by accident, but rather by design. "
David H. Murdock
" I feel that every day, all of us now are being blasted by information design. It's being poured into our eyes through the Web, and we're all visualizers now; we're all demanding a visual aspect to our information. There's something almost quite magical about visual information. It's effortless; it literally pours in. "
" My strengths as a businessman lie in the design and sale of women's shoes, and I have never been comfortable with complicated or technical legal or business documents. "
" What I learned from my years in Silicon Valley is that design can have a primary role in how a business is shaped, how a company can be design-driven. In my experience of large industry in Europe, that knowledge has been lost. "
" I don't know whether the universe contains any evidence of intelligent design, but I can assure you that thousands of everyday products do not. "
" Design-wise, I look at everything. If I don't personally design it, I'll review it. I'm kind of creative director of the firm. "
" There are two kinds of designers: ones who are very happy locked in their office surrounded by their coterie. The last thing they need to do is to go to a trunk show; they'd go running for the hills. I not only enjoy it, I think, how do you design things that are applicable to life - unless you live it? "
" Life involves other people and it is a compromise. "
" About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs. "
" Ultimately we may still ask, why can't humans design a perfect society? "
" There are people who design buildings that are not technically and financially good, and there are those who do. Two categories - simple. "
" As for design, I gravitate to traditional styles but mix it with an element of surprise. Whether it's a big sash bow in the back or an unexpected fabric, it all needs to work together. "
" As the Industrial Age is drawing to a close, I think that we're witnessing the dawn of the era of biological design. "
" By appreciating the darkness when you design the light, you create much more interesting environments that truly enhance our lives. "
Rogier van der Heide
" The message I want to put forward for women is that I never want it to be about, 'Oh, it's a bit difficult to put that together,' or, 'She can dress that way, but I can't.' Actually, my designs are for all women, and I truly believe that you can make yourself feel wonderful in whatever you wear. That's the importance behind what I design. "
" The future of design is a future where anything material in the environment - whether it's wearables, cars, buildings - can be designed with this variation of properties and relationship with the environment that can take part in the natural ecology. "
" It is relatively easy to design for the perfect cases, when everything goes right, or when all the information required is available in proper format. "
" People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you're lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life. "
" With Eric Rohmer - as with Mozart, Austen, James, and Proust - we need to remember that art is seldom about life, or not quite about life. Art is about discovery and design and reasoning with chaos. "
" As an artist, as I design and lay out a page, the less-important things, things I want you to spend less time looking at, I draw them very small, maybe even silhouette them. The more-important pivotal scenes, I draw them larger, maybe even a double-page spread. "
" I wanted to design a museum in which everything would seem clear. "
" 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. "
" The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows. "
" I believe well-designed places and objects can actually improve healing, while poor design can inhibit it. "
" I thank Marc Jacobs so much for giving me the opportunity to design a shoe for Louis Vuitton, but the thing that broke my heart most was when they said, 'You're finished. The shoe's finished.' "
" My name is on the door, and I care very much about the design that gets put out. I'm sorry, but it has to be my way. You learn that by working for people like I. M. Pei. You think he isn't a design tyrant? Is Calvin Klein a tyrant? When it came to his dresses, he had to be. "
" To design something really new and innovative you have to reject reason. "
" A business woman needs a successful mix of design and practicality. "
" Good design keeps the user happy, the manufacturer in the black and the aesthete unoffended. "
" I'm an artist, so I love the graphic design of Instagram. "