We work because it's a chain reaction, each subject leads to the next.
It is not easy to do something good, but it is extremely difficult to do something bad.
In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route.
Ideas are cheap. Always be passionate about ideas and communicating those ideas and discoveries to others in the things you make.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.
It makes me feel guilty that anybody should have such a good time doing what they are supposed to do.
The real questions are Does it solve a problem Is it serviceable How is it going to look in ten years
To whom does design address itself to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class Design addresses itself to the need.
The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.
The details are not the details. They make the design.
Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.
Who ever said that pleasure wasn't functional
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
It is almost impossible to reconcile self expression with the creative act.
The recognition and understanding of the need was the primary condition of the creative act. When people feel they had to express themselves for originality for its own sake, that tends not to be creativity. Only when you get into the problem and the problem becomes clear, can creativity take over.
A totally California thing,
Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world.