The link source redirects you to a Flickr album where you can see Japanese manhole covers. They are amazingly designed.

Paper Trails is a song from an upcoming album by Nicolas Jaar and his touring guitarist, Dave Harrington. 

It’s out on the 8th of October.

Why didn’t people smile in old portraits?

Why didn’t people smile in old portraits?

Thoughts on the new Quora app

The new Quora app for iOS 7 was fully redesigned to take advantage of the new navigation paradigm offered by the new OS. It’s beautiful and the new navigation is really interesting. 

Some changes, however, were perhaps slightly too radical. 

• It is not clear that the Quora button on the top-left corner is a navigation button. Its position might reveal its purpose, but maybe there should be an indication that this button is tappable. 

• When you tap on a question, the back button now is on the bottom-left corner which is rather unintuitive. You can however swipe from left to right to go back. 

So, Quora Product team, if by any chance you are seeing this, explain these changes. 

What are politicians doing at Glastonbury and the GQ awards? I feel guilty going, and I’m a comedian. Why are public officials, paid by us, turning up at events for fashion magazines? Well, the reason I was there was because I have a tour on and I was advised it would be good publicity. What are the politicians selling? How are they managing our perception of them with their attendance of these sequin-encrusted corporate balls?

Wisdom courtesy of Russell Brand.