Observations by ecodecoarora
Originally posted elsewhere on 9 February 2011

Deeply influenced by his birth continent, El Anatsui is probably Ghana’s best-known artist export. He resides and works in Nigeria and his is a methodical and calm manner that remakes and repurposes items into world-class art.

Natasha ARORA Eco Deco at El Anatsui exhibit at ROM, Toronto, February 2011

The breadth of detail…


Observations by ecodecoarora
Originally posted elsewhere on 5 April 2012

This story is an ode to entrepreneurship and refutes the idea that the corporate machine, in this case, Ferns ’N’ Petals, the much preferred go-to shop for fresh flowers and floral arrangements across India, is any better because of its…


Observations by ecodecoarora
Originally posted elsewhere on 31 August 2012

The older I become the more I am taking note of the fleeting passage of time. It was well over four months ago when I first visited the Picasso exhibit at the AGO’s media preview. It had been a great…


Observations by ecodecoarora
Originally posted elsewhere on 9 May 2012

On 24 April 2012, I attended the much anticipated preview of Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris at the Art Gallery of Ontario. A selection of 147 works from the artist’s personal collection held at the Musée in…


True story by ecodecoarora
Originally posted elsewhere on 2 December 2010

What a wonderful, intimate evening I spent at the Alliance Française of Toronto this week seated in front of Patricia de Nicolaï, renowned perfume creator, businesswoman and great grand-daughter of Pierre Guerlain, whose namesake fragrance company is appreciated globally…


Observations by ecodecoarora
Originally posted elsewhere on 24 February 2011

Nobody could ever have imagined that the kind of events in late 2010 into 2011 would bring about the tremendous change the world is now bearing witness to in North Africa and the Middle East. Social, political and cultural changes…


True story by ecodecoarora
Originally posted elsewhere on 5 February 2011

The first time I heard about cultural historian, Annie Cohen-Solal, was last September while watching her in interview with Charlie Rose as she talked about her cherished friendship with gallerist Leo Castelli.

Actively involved in the arts and culture…


Artist Ben Shahn

Observations by ecodecoarora

Dear universe of the curious, generous, passionate, genuine, and civilized, as we move into MMXVIII, may wit, folly and surprise aplenty manifest themselves in decadent forms and sizes upon each and every one of us!

Now, twenty-six days and ticking into 2018, what I still believe to…


Observations by ecodecoarora

I love the sound of silence. In particular, how the palpable but pleasurable weight of near-nothingness gives me an immediate sense of calm. But when I am in the bustle and noise of the city it is rare for me to experience it anywhere except possibly when…


True story by ecodecoarora

At a Sunday dinner last March, surrounded by my dear mother and widowed friends in their eighties, I recounted a life moment that had transpired two days earlier.

Since 2013, my outside view onto the world has led me straight into another person’s apartment across a…

Natasha ARORA #JEDI

Sustainable Interior Stylist & Art Advisor + Translator & Copy Editor

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