Last year, French gastronomy was added into UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage of humanity list, recognizing the cultural importance it plays and its distinctive fixed structure. French meals typically start with an aperitif (drinks before the meal), four successive courses like a...

Style guides, templates and structure: It's a bit of a balancing act. Too much structure can deter contributors. Yet everyone appreciates some guidelines. Templates are very useful, especially in getting rid of that dreaded empty page that needs filling. A light style guide, informative...

Fashion movies usually have some structure to them, but this structure is not necessarily narrative and where it is, it usually manifests itself in a more obscure fashion, taking a back seat to the portrayal of a certain aesthetic, which is not a bad thing, as it can be done expertly. But...

Transporting three distinct, but cohesive explorations of "industrial frameworks... sensualized by contrasting elements of nature," Sass & Bide have produced a collection that is continuing to set a high standard for Australian designers. The opening looks of their collection revolved...

Text by Regina Papachlimitzou Structure & Material brings together three artists who, although engaging in distinctly different sculptural practices, share a similar preoccupation with the potency inhering in the ambiguous, almost taciturn nature of the materials employed in their works....

Specifically, it features a pattern with a distinct honeycomb structure precisely knit for the multidimensional movement of basketball and Durant's lateral quickness. Flyknit technology engineering locks down the forefoot while still allowing the foot to move naturally. Flyknit's efficient...

A Thom Browne suit is distinctive in structure and fit. The suits are composed of flat front trousers with exposed ankles and a short jacket that concludes mid-wrist. They almost always have either two or three buttons, narrow lapels, side vents, and trousers without belt loops. The designer...

What struck me was the distinctly divergent shape and feel each perfume takes on skin. Sometimes what's most compelling about a fragrance is how it feels. Noontide Petals, by Andy Tauer, has top notes of aldehydes and Bourbon geranium; heart notes of rose, ylang ylang, tuberose and jasmine;...

He mentioned that he recently surveyed around 500 companies (many in Silicon Valley), evaluating their needs and the kinds of technical writers they're looking for. In addition to skill sets that you might expect, such as needs for writers who know structured authoring, XML, and DITA,...

Two powerful trends in tech comm seem to be moving in different directions: social media and structured authoring. I have used a wiki as my primary format for documentation for the past year and a half. I tried to corral a group of volunteer technical writers to edit and update the wiki,...

 

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