For six days a week, between 8:30 and 9:45 PM, Ethan Britto returns to the cruelty of his 180 sq. ft studio in Kalina, Mumbai, and glances to his right. Seven Pearls of Nuremberg, varying in colour from purplish grey to salmon pink, peek out from his box window grill. He’d like to see some green in this lot now. So one morning, he texts an Instagram link and asks for an opinion.
It’s a photo of coral-blue and lime-green Nuremberg Pearls lodged in six half-cut wine bottles in all their vivid glory. Will these fit on the window, I wonder.