"That's a hobby of mine - to do whatever I can for unusual for-hire creative projects. I am waiting for someone to really challenge me - obviously I'm often approached to do film related work, but I would be very happy to design a bar or an amusement park ride. I would love to be an imagineer!"
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Roman Coppola on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Roman Coppola on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Roman Coppola on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Roman Coppola on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Roman Coppola on Erma Bombeck
"When I'm in London, Claridge's is a great favourite. I'm a big fan of art deco architecture and the rooms are extraordinary."
"Recently, I was in Bernalda, my dad's ancestral home town in Italy. He has just refurbished a palazzo and turned it into a hotel, so we had my sister's wedding there. It was beautiful."
"Japan is the most intoxicating place for me. In Kyoto, there's an inn called the Tawaraya which is quite extraordinary. The Japanese culture fascinates me: the food, the dress, the manners and the traditions. It's the travel experience that has moved me the most."
"Relationship movies are often made for a female audience."
"The more you travel, the better you get at it. It sounds silly, but with experience you learn how to pack the right way. I remember one of my first trips abroad, travelling around Europe by rail, fresh out of high school. I brought all these books with me and a paint set. I really had too much stuff, so I've learnt to be more economical."