The majority of the short term homes I occupied over the last decade and a half came with the windowless bathrooms that have spread through this city in a way swine flu, despite the mass hysteria in the summer of ‘09, never did. The windowless bathroom is effectively a tomb, a daily reminder of how far you are from turning your life around. The world can’t see you. Shorn of any natural daylight in there, you can’t even shave properly, something I’m almost certain is behind the recent beard renaissance. If you’re a guy with a windowless bathroom, it’s less hassle simply not to shave.