wild tortoise

Arielle Kirven
oxymoronic newsletter on style, aesthetics, food, culture, etc, etc 🤠
Created 31 Mar 2020
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  • Bring Back Easter Baskets
    05 Apr 2021 • 1 min read • 5 3
    The Pink Tablecloth, Henri Matisse <3 There is something sort of posh about a purse in springtime. It brings back memories of Easter Sunday — pink ballet flats, noontime mass, bright yellow peeps, and...
  • Emerald, Lime, Turquoise, Moss, Oh my!
    24 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 8 6
    ˜”*°•. Hello!! This is a new series where I will turn to the archives — the online records of encyclopedic museums, the stacks of the design library at my college, and the clandestine catacombs of tum...
  • Tumblr helps me to remember who I was
    19 Feb 2021 • 3 min read • 11 8
    Almond Blossoms, Vincent Van Gogh. My Current Desktop. Words freak me out sometimes. When I get stressed, I turn to images. That’s why I gravitate towards a discipline like Art History. The dark class...
  • A Tale of Two Covers
    29 Jan 2021 • 1 min read • 7 4
    I only know four things about Billie Eilish: 1. She has green roots 2. She won like a trillion grammys 3. This song is very good: 4. And a Youtuber I watch dates her brother. They may or may not live ...
  • Presidential Fits
    21 Jan 2021 • 2 min read • 17 8
    On the campaign trail in 2008, Michelle Obama revealed that she was wearing J.Crew. This wasn’t just any J. Crew, it was Jenna Lyons’ J.Crew. It was the era of the Tippi sweater, the Pixie Pant, the Q...
  • Wild Tortoise
    09 Jan 2021 • < 1 min read
    wild tortoise is a newsletter about fashion, aesthetics, and fine art — on how “the visual” informs “the political” or “the social.” it will also cover design, urbanism, beauty, and innovation. so far...
  • the best of 2020
    31 Dec 2020 • 2 min read • 8 0
    one of the best days, on film // july 2020 it feels sort of strange to title a blog post “the best of,” particularly when it has been “the worst of” everything this year. it was a chaotic year for eac...
  • Pseudo-academic
    18 Dec 2020 • 4 min read • 8 0
    with the semester coming to a close, so does the flow of assignments, projects, essays, and readings. there are some of you who are effervescent, nearly bursting at the heels to begin winter break. th...
  • meet: chloe austin
    11 Dec 2020 • 5 min read • 8 0
    CHLOE AUSTIN chloe austin is an art historian and curator-in-training, who specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century art relating to race & diaspora. after graduating from the university of no...
  • meet: zoe rayn
    31 Jul 2020 • 3 min read • 10 1
    ZOE RAYN i found out about zoe rayn’s work while reading an interview of her in the online design magazine pink essay. zoe is the collaborative programs manager at the penn museum, where she heads the...
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