"Simplicity, however, should not be confused with simplistic... Simplicity does not rule out precision, craft or finesse... nor is comfort out of the question... Simplicity transcends fretful anxieties about status; it can be rustic or urban, rich or poor, old or new. It places human life back in the centre of the picture. If our homes should provide anything, they should provide a sense of who we are and how we got here, a sense of connection balanced by a sense of direction and progress."