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Donna Karan Quotes and Sayings

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Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe,
the practical with the desirable.
- Donna Karan

Accent your positive and delete your negative.
- Donna Karan

Evening is a time of real experimentation.
You never want to look the same way.
- Donna Karan

I feel very strongly about dresses on every level -
a dress feels like underpinning.
- Donna Karan

 

It's really easy to get colors right.
It's really hard to get black - and neutrals -
right.
Black is certainly a color but it's also an illusion.
- Donna Karan

We've come a long way.
Power dressing now is designed to let the woman inside us come through.
- Donna Karan

I love building spaces: architecture,
furniture, all of it, probably more than fashion.
The development procedure is more tactile.
It's about space and form and it's something you can share with other people.
- Donna Karan

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Everything in life...
has to have balance.
- Donna Karan

Everything I do is a matter of heart,
body and soul.
- Donna Karan

I'd rather promote New York than anything else in this
world because New York to me means the world.
- Donna Karan

Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!
- Donna Karan

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

I design for the woman who loves being a woman.
- Diane von Furstenberg

Perhaps believing in good design is like believing in God,
it makes you an optimist.
- Terence

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design -
it reinforces it.
- Pierre Bonnard

So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy,
that's a great reward.
- Genevieve Gorder

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.
- Charles Eames

I design for real people.
I think of our customers all the time.
There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing
or accessories that are not practical.
- Giorgio Armani

Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in
business but above all...
good design must primarily serve people.
- Thomas J. Watson

I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.
- Marc Newson

The design of each element should be thought out in
order to be easy to make and easy to repair.
- Leo Fender

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.
Design is how it works.
- Steve Jobs

Accessible design is good design.
- Steve Ballmer

I don't start with a design objective,
I start with a communication objective.
I feel my project is successful if it communicates
what it is supposed to communicate.
- Mike Davidson

The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.
- Harry Bertoia

Good buildings come from good people,
ad all problems are solved by good design.
- Stephen Gardiner

I don't design clothes, I design dreams.
- Ralph Lauren

I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline
of design assume that what designers do is decoration.
Good design is problem solving.
- Jeffery Veen

In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone.
- Donald Norman

Design is everything.
Everything!
- Paul Rand

I like the body.
I like to design everything to do with the body.
- Gianni Versace

Design is an unknown.
- Geoffrey Beene

What is design? It's where you stand with a foot in two worlds -
the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes -
and you try to bring the two together.
- Mitchell Kapor

Design is directed toward human beings.
To design is to solve human problems by identifying
them and executing the best solution.
- Ivan Chermayeff

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great
design is often to ruin it.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The artist in me cries out for design.
- Robert Frost

To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.
- Charles J. Givens

Design is people.
- Jane Jacobs

Design works if it's authentic, inspired,
and has a clear point of view.
It can't be a collection of input.
- Ron Johnson

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.
- Herbert Simon

Luck is the residue of design.
- Branch Rickey

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means
you can control or master.
- Milton Glaser

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection,
affinities, integration, love.
- Louis Kahn

Good design doesn't date.
- Harry Seidler

Design is not for philosophy it's for life.
- Issey Miyake

Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.
- Charles Eames

Good design is good business.
- Thomas J. Watson

I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century
that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums,
concert halls and civic buildings.
- Daniel Libeskind

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world.
But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
- Walt Disney

The primary factor is proportions.
- Arne Jacobsen

Every contrivance of man, every tool,
every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use,
of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
- Robert Collier

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed
at changing existing situations into preferred ones.
- Herbert Simon

Great designers seldom make great advertising men,
because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture -
and forget that merchandise must be sold.
- James Randolph Adams

Sometimes I can't figure designers out.
It's as if they flunked human anatomy.
- Erma Bombeck

About half my designs are controlled fantasy,
15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
- Manolo Blahnik

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when
there is nothing left to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

A good designer must rely on experience,
on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness.
No magic will do.
- Niklaus Wirth

Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
- Kenzo Tange

A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
- Edith Head

Good designers can create normalcy out of chaos;
they can clearly communicate ideas through the organizing
and manipulating of words and pictures.
- Jeffery Veen

This is what I like about being a designer:
You can't really get it until you see it.
- Isaac Mizrahi

I would think twice about designing stuff for which
there was no need and which didn't endure.
- Robin Day

Sacred spaces can be created in any environment.
- Christy Turlington

The details are the very source of expression in architecture.
But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
- Arthur Erickson

Design is the method of putting form and content together.
Design, just as art, has multiple definitions;
there is no single definition.
Design can be art.
Design can be aesthetics.
Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
- Paul Rand

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition,
much as the parts of a body would fit together.
On top of that, I think about how people will approach
the building and experience that space.
- Tadao Ando

Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous
and important design element in the domestic environment
and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design
has ended up designing one.
- David McFadden

Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily.
They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.
- Tim Berners-Lee


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