When the owner moves into this newly built apartment which came with windows but no window treatments. Living on a student budget, he did nothing, a solution that suited him just fine – the purist in him strongly believed that windows should be allowed to do their job of letting light in unfettered by the messiness of curtains or the clutter of Venetian blinds. And then one day when we spoke on the phone Mr Kiren told me that while he may be comfortable exposing himself for the sake of architecture, those with a view into his room at night might not feel the same way. We suggested roller shades. I installed them for him easily and have been committed to their simple effectiveness ever since.