I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
Eighteenth century American furniture and the design of the architects Greene and Greene are my special love.
I used to design for my body, which was flat-chested with big hips. That's why my clothes were tight on top with full skirts.
If you have 50 different plug types, appliances wouldn't be available and would be very expensive. But once an electric outlet becomes standardized, many companies can design appliances, and competition ensues, creating variety and better prices for consumers.
The typical project design time for a large company like IBM - and they keep track of this - is a little over four years.
Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish.
I think a lot of times people design restaurants with flash in mind. I think you should design restaurants with function in mind. Make sure it's functional and works with what you're trying to accomplish. Design can come later.
I'd like to design something like a city or a museum. I want to do something hands on rather than just play golf which is the sport of the religious right.
I'm drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale.
My affliction has been... I can make something or draw something or design something better than I can explain it.
My opportunity to design school choice systems began in 2003 with a phone call from Jeremy Lack at the New York City Department of Education. He knew of my work on the medical match and wondered if similar efforts might help reorganize the dysfunctional, congested system then used to match students to high schools.