inspiration vs productivity
In an instance of procrastination at its finest, I took inspiration in a call by Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist and created "pairs" suggestions for his upcoming book (instead of doing my work).
I bothered to send them in because after I read that post, and saw the picture of the model in the striped fur jacket (above, right) some days after, I immediately remembered one of his past photos (above, left) that I love because I consider it to be among the perfect combination of colours out there.
And then yesterday, I was reading an old issue of GQ and saw one of the pictures he took for the magazine of that handsome dude in navy (below, right), and thought of one of his pictures from last year (below, left). There is a sporty elegance to both, almost offhand, and also, I love navy ensembles.
So, since the inspiration lightning struck twice, and I had work that I didn't want to do, I made quick work of putting them side by side in a word file, and sent them in. Also, I wrote this post. And then I'm going to have lunch after this. Productive!
Do you think the call by Scott Schuman is crowd-sourcing at its finest, or a lazy move on his part? One could make a fair case for both, but personally, I see all his images for free, and use them on this blog sometimes, so it seems niggly to me to accuse him of stealing other people's inspiration.
Also, I'm managing my time so poorly today.