Too much time on your hands

Often I come across crazy things on the interweb where one might think ‘that person has way too much time on their hands.’ However, I’m sometimes jealous of those people (I’m typing this after getting up at 6.45h to go to the gym, go to work afterwards untill 19:30h, go home to cook, only to continue work untill writing this post at 20:45h). Having too much time means you have time to think, time to get inspired, time to create. Here’s some great examples of completely random awesomeness that came after having too much time.

First, there is photographer Stefan. For the duration of one year, he’ll post pictures of what Stormtroopers do on their day off. Not only are the pictures of amazing quality, it’s also fucking funny. You can get your daily dose of stormtroopers via Flickr, e-mail, twitter or Facebook.

Stormtroopers

Stormtroopers by (c) Stefan

Stormtroopers by (c) Stefan

Stormtroopers by (c) Stefan

Second, there is this 15 year old kid who created a painting in MS Paint, the most tedious Microsoft program out there. It took him 4 (!) years to create it and such perseverance is admirable on its own. You can see the whole painting and details in this video.

Third, there is this cool parkour motion reel that I unfortunately can’t embed here. The video says it is illustrated with technical pen, frame by frame. That sure does takes patience but it’s worth the effort. Enjoy!

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Feeling violet

One peak in my closet and you know what my favourite colours are. However, I was checking my Google Reader starred items from the past week and I noticed that I starred two wonderful photographs from Stil in Berlin.

Stil in Berlin - Girl in Forrest - Blue - Violet

(c) Stil in Berlin

Stil in Berlin - Stefan - Violet

(c) Stil in Berlin

See the similarity of the beautiful colour? Yesterday I bought a Pantone ® Mug. Pantone ® 2745 C, or also described as ” Going Gothic? Ultra Violet, Pansy Petals, Witches Hat, Sprouting Broccoli.” Guess 2010 started out violet for me, wonder it will last throughout the year :-)

Pantone® 2745c

Pantone® 2745c