Design Quotes

Quite a fine collection of quotes about design from designfeast.com.


Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan. Eliel Saarinen


Good design means not leaving traces of the designer and not overworking the design. If you overdo the design it will touch the beholder’s consciousness. I think that when people and things are within the boundaries of consciousness they are at their farthest from heaven. – Naoto Fukasawa


To Design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit; it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse. – Paul Rand

First we shape our buildings,

First we shape our buildings, then they shape us, then we shape them again–ad infinitum. Function reforms form, perpetually. – Stewart Brand

Other Thoughts on Time

In doing my research on time, I wanted to know more about how people reflect on the passage of time. I perused some of the online quote sites like Bartleby.com and assembled a small list. Here are some of the better entries from that list….