"Design and craft take time. They take time to learn, time to execute, and time to appreciate. But it is time that we seem to have lost in our fast-paced, information-drenched society. The paradox we confront is that our productivity has given us the wealth to acquire whatever we desire materially, but we are finding that material alone is an insufficient vision."

"The qualities we long for have everything to do with taking time, building for the long term, crafting and paying attention to who we are, what we care about, and how we affect our world.  This is how we can celibrate the beauty of daily life. With minimum means, it makes the act of living an art. It restores the soul to the structure."
  Author Sarah Susanka, Author of"the Not So Big House