February 17, 2023
This week on Friday Fourteen: Everything you need to know about ASL interpreter Justina Miles’ electrifying performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, 10 rules for communicating with Gen Z online (“do NOT ever send :) or 🙂”), how Architectural Digest became the new Vogue, the next trending aesthetic is all about making your space feel like uninhabited woodlands, and more

Okay so Rhianna is pregnant but did you see ASL interpreter Justina Miles’ electrifying performance?? Here’s everything you need to know about the first female deaf performer for the Super Bowl’s halftime show and where you can find her on TikTok

Forget #Normcore, #Dadcore and #Cottagecore – the next trending aesthetic is #Forestcore and it’s all about making your space feel as much like the uninhabited woodlands as possible

We’ve bookmarked this handy guide to Asian greens and reckon you may want to do the same

10 rules for communicating with Gen Z online (“do NOT ever send :) or 🙂”)

Katie Hawkins-Gaar’s newsletter My Sweet Dumb Brain is always an utter joy to read, but this week’s musings on the importance of finding more ways to practise self-love is some of the most beautiful (and wise) writing we’ve read in a long time (“On February 14, 2018, I did something I’d been afraid to do. I took myself out to lunch at a familiar restaurant, treating myself to one of my favourite meals—all alone. I sat at the bar, ordered a beer, read a book, and savoured every second. And I made a promise that I would start finding more ways to practise self-love. To be a better partner to myself. To make my life romantic, just for me.”)

Finally, scientists are close to explaining why some people who contract Covid get super sick while others show no symptoms at all

The New York Times have ranked the 25 best tweets of all time. Agree y/n?

Speaking of which, dozens of NY Times contributors are calling the paper out for their "editorial bias in the newspaper's reporting on transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people". You can read the powerful letter here

If they gave Oscars to books

How Architectural Digest became the new Vogue

TikTok influencers have started ‘de-influencing’ by telling their followers all the products that aren’t worth the hype. This is a trend we can really get behind

Singer Sam Smith went viral for the inflated black latex outfit they wore to the Brit Awards, which immediately had the internet comparing their look to a literal bin bag and burnt rotisserie chicken (but designer Hari Krishnan says the look had a deeper meaning)

This Uber feature shows your one star ratings, and people are fuming. At least scrolling though this feed makes us people pleasers feel less alone

And in other news: we’ve never identified more with a cheese, we can't get over this dog breaking the fourth wall, here's a goth nightclub (but not as you know it), men, what will you do when you’re 101, receptionists these days, chatGPT is brutal, this woman’s voice broke TikTok for a few days, be careful what you wish for, glad to know we’re not the only ones, time is an absolute scam, the 50th edition of Roe v bro, the baseball scene in Twilight, Taylor Lautner squared, an insanely photogenic dog, woah, Cate Blanchett demystifies Aussie slang, the downfall of David Jones, washing your hair be like, and we’re dying to know if Kim Kardashian has seen this new TikTok trend

What we've been watching, cooking, listening to and reading this week...

Emma, digital marketing assistant

Reading: The official HISTORY TikTok account. History based memes and informative content? Right up my alley
: The cutest little game Wylde Flowers on my Nintendo Switch. Traditional cosy gaming with a sprinkle of witchcraft
: Late night shopping! I cannot wait for Rundle Mall’s extended trading from tomorrow. Oh how I love the festival season 🫶


Ava, copywriter & content producer

Travelling: To Kangaroo Island to celebrate the last weekend of my twenties 🎉
: I can’t wait to check out Southern Ocean Lodge’s rebuilding progress, and see how they’ve used our client Tumbled’s gorgeous natural stone


Hamish, digital marketing coordinator

Watching: Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? performed by the State Theatre Company. I went to see it with my mum and sister and it made me *very* uncomfortable. So if you have no boundaries with your parents, by all means bring them to see this play
: Eggplant parmigiana for Valentines Day (Coles was out of flowers)
: Some rudimentary Japanese for an upcoming trip – so far I’ve got “what do you recommend from the menu” downpat, which is likely all I’ll be saying so I’m set


Vanessa, content & strategy director

Reading: Ella Risbridger's newest Substack about change, cheese, moving house and pasta bakes
: This salad on repeat until nectarines are no longer in season 😅 – a good handful of rocket, nectarines, cucumber, soft goat’s feta, roasted walnuts, basil, sometimes I throw some sweet yellow tomatoes in, with a balsamic/EVOO dressing. So good
: The Banshees of Inisherin at the cinema. Tender and terrifying and beautiful and brutal all at the same time. Go see it