Indulgd http://indulgd.com Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:02:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 13 Unseen and Powerful Photos Capturing The Ferguson Protest http://indulgd.com/13-powerful-photos-capturing-the-ferguson-protest/ http://indulgd.com/13-powerful-photos-capturing-the-ferguson-protest/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:54:20 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=18835 kingblvd9

The grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, but the war continues to rage. The case involves a white police office who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in a community awash with racial tension. That simple description leaves out a lot of facts you may have never heard.

We can all agree that justice must be served and it is great that communities have been coming together as one, but it is important to due so with respect to others. Protesting does not have to be violent and here are some inspiring words NFL player Benjamin Watson posted on his Facebook.

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“At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts:

I’M ANGRY because the stories of injustice that have been passed down for generations seem to be continuing before our very eyes.

I’M FRUSTRATED, because pop culture, music and movies glorify these types of police citizen altercations and promote an invincible attitude that continues to get young men killed in real life, away from safety movie sets and music studios.

I’M FEARFUL because in the back of my mind I know that although I’m a law abiding citizen I could still be looked upon as a “threat” to those who don’t know me. So I will continue to have to go the extra mile to earn the benefit of the doubt.

I’M EMBARRASSED because the looting, violent protests, and law breaking only confirm, and in the minds of many, validate, the stereotypes and thus the inferior treatment.

I’M SAD, because another young life was lost from his family, the racial divide has widened, a community is in shambles, accusations, insensitivity hurt and hatred are boiling over, and we may never know the truth about what happened that day.

I’M SYMPATHETIC, because I wasn’t there so I don’t know exactly what happened. Maybe Darren Wilson acted within his rights and duty as an officer of the law and killed Michael Brown in self defense like any of us would in the circumstance. Now he has to fear the backlash against himself and his loved ones when he was only doing his job. What a horrible thing to endure. OR maybe he provoked Michael and ignited the series of events that led to him eventually murdering the young man to prove a point.

I’M OFFENDED, because of the insulting comments I’ve seen that are not only insensitive but dismissive to the painful experiences of others.

I’M CONFUSED, because I don’t know why it’s so hard to obey a policeman. You will not win!!! And I don’t know why some policeman abuse their power. Power is a responsibility, not a weapon to brandish and lord over the populace.

I’M INTROSPECTIVE, because sometimes I want to take “our” side without looking at the facts in situations like these. Sometimes I feel like it’s us against them. Sometimes I’m just as prejudiced as people I point fingers at. And that’s not right. How can I look at white skin and make assumptions but not want assumptions made about me? That’s not right.

I’M HOPELESS, because I’ve lived long enough to expect things like this to continue to happen. I’m not surprised and at some point my little children are going to inherit the weight of being a minority and all that it entails.

I’M HOPEFUL, because I know that while we still have race issues in America, we enjoy a much different normal than those of our parents and grandparents. I see it in my personal relationships with teammates, friends and mentors. And it’s a beautiful thing.

I’M ENCOURAGED, because ultimately the problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem. SIN is the reason we rebel against authority. SIN is the reason we abuse our authority. SIN is the reason we are racist, prejudiced and lie to cover for our own. SIN is the reason we riot, loot and burn. BUT I’M ENCOURAGED because God has provided a solution for sin through the his son Jesus and with it, a transformed heart and mind. One that’s capable of looking past the outward and seeing what’s truly important in every human being. The cure for the Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner tragedies is not education or exposure. It’s the Gospel. So, finally, I’M ENCOURAGED because the Gospel gives mankind hope.”

See his post via Facebook.

Here are some powerful images capturing the protests on King Street in downtown L.A.

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Celebrity Feuds: Actors Who Refuse To Work Together http://indulgd.com/celebrity-feuds-actors-who-refuse-to-work-together/ http://indulgd.com/celebrity-feuds-actors-who-refuse-to-work-together/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:43:02 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=18820 actors-who-refuse-to-work-together

Odd pairings happen on movie and TV sets all the time. Sometimes those pairings work out beautifully, other times they lead to some of the most incredible behind the scenes wars of all time. Below is our list of the top 10 celebrity feuds showcasing actors who never want to work together again.

Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts

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The feud began in 1994 on the set of “I Love Trouble”. The duo were never able to find any chemistry on the set, and behind the scenes it was even worse. Julia called Nick “completely disgusting”, while Nick said “she’s not a nice person, everyone knows that”. They have not worked together again.

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Secret Supercar Meetups of Super Rich Chinese Kids in America http://indulgd.com/secret-supercar-meetups-of-super-rich-chinese-kids-in-america/ http://indulgd.com/secret-supercar-meetups-of-super-rich-chinese-kids-in-america/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:08:03 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=18817 chinese-kids-living-large-america

Getting rich in China is not a bad thing. Showing off that you are rich is a horrible thing in the Chinese culture, at least it is until you go off to college in a foreign country. Southern California has become a hotbed of supercar action among the kids of China’s most elite families. The kids are sent to the USA to study and told they can buy whatever car they want and price is not an issue. Since the kids are supposed to avoid showing off their wealth, they go to extremes to hide their supercars, including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Maseratis. They plan secretive car meets at out of the way locations, turning the places into amazing car shows for a few hours.

Vocativ went behind the scenes of these secret Chinese car meets in Southern California to uncover the facts. One young Chinese guy showed us their car selection attitude when he replies why he spent $270,000 for a Ferrari California by saying “I just study in California, and this car’s name is California. Very romantic.” The joys of having rich parents.

Via and Vocativ on YouTube

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Schlep, The Uber Run By Jewish Mothers http://indulgd.com/schlep-the-uber-run-by-jewish-mothers/ http://indulgd.com/schlep-the-uber-run-by-jewish-mothers/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:36:39 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=18809 schlep app

Uber users make way for the latest and greatest new commuting app called Schlep! Schlep is unlike any other app you have ever downloaded.

This on-demand car service offers competitive rates and Jewish mothers schlepping you to wherever your destination might be.

Using Jewish Geography navigation, a potential Schlep driver will pick you up in a luxury vehicle, offer you food constantly, try to set you up and make you run errands before reaching your final destination.

We highly suggest checking out this app or at least watching this hilarious video.

See how Schlep works below:

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This KFC Restaurant In The UK Goes Upscale And It’s Wonderful http://indulgd.com/this-kfc-restaurant-in-the-uk-goes-upscale-and-its-wonderful/ http://indulgd.com/this-kfc-restaurant-in-the-uk-goes-upscale-and-its-wonderful/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:44:42 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=18801 upscale-kfc

KFC has never been known for their decor, at least not until now. KFC UK has been in a vicious battle for chicken domination in the UK with Nando’s and Dixy Chicken and decided it was time to start fighting back with style. KFC UK has announced they are starting to refurb their KFC restaurants with upscale style, with all 870 KFC’s in the UK to be completed by March 2015. The new style adds more color, eliminates the standard plastic tables, and changes the entire look into a more modern coffee shop feel with wood becoming the highlight of the stores.  Copper lighting, exposed ceilings, and brick walls continue to add to a more uptown appeal instead of the stark plastic of today.

These photos show the amazing transformation that has already occurred in Bracknell and is rapidly being rolled out in every KFC UK store.

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Honestly, you can bring a date here and feel great about it!

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Via Design Taxi

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This Is Probably The Coolest Apartment You Will Find On AirBnB http://indulgd.com/probably-the-coolest-apartment-you-will-find-on-airbnb/ http://indulgd.com/probably-the-coolest-apartment-you-will-find-on-airbnb/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:54:17 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=18793 klm-airbnb

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has listed the biggest surprise on AirBnB to date. KLM parked an airplane at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and the proceeded to list it on AirBnB as an available apartment for the nights of November 28, 29, and 30. The airplane hotel, listed as “Spacious Airplane Apartment”, has two bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, wireless internet, and a panoramic view of the airport from the cockpit. KLM then proceeded to run a contest to giveaway those three nights. There were just a few strict rules the winners are being forced to abide by.

Rule 1 – Do not roast marshmallows with the jet turbines.

Rule 2 – Alcohol consumption is not allowed. (There goes christening your stay with a bottle of wine.)

Rule 3 – Don’t fly the airplane.  (I wonder if that means we can taxi around the runways?)

Rule 4 – Don’t use the inflatable slides. (But I was planning to bring my inflatable pool for some wild airplane inspired water sliding.)

Hopefully this fantastic idea spreads to other airlines and airports, but they might want to drop a few of those overbearing rules.

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30 Amazingly Modified Cars Suitable For A Zombie Apocalypse http://indulgd.com/30-modified-cars-suitable-for-a-zombie-apocalypse/ http://indulgd.com/30-modified-cars-suitable-for-a-zombie-apocalypse/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:32:48 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=18760 zombie-apocalypse-cars12

Most of the time we talk about survival vehicles to battle through the armies of Zombies waiting to rip us limb from limb. It is time to turn to a new survival tactic, speed. These incredible creations combine sports car power and handling with wicked bumpers and rugged roll bars to let us race away from the Zombie masses, or to blast through them at high-speed.

Who can question the old adage that “speed kills” and these cars are set to prove the adage stays true for the undead, too. Since we all know the Zombie Apocalypse is far in the future, the designers decided to prepare by creating futuristic looking cars. So, what is your choice? Do you want an SUV outfitted with high-tech Zombie killing gear, or a car that lets you race away from the Zombie hordes in style?

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Red Bull For Your Smartphone – Tiny Cardboard Battery Lets You Recharge On The Fly http://indulgd.com/tiny-cardboard-battery-lets-you-recharge-on-the-fly/ http://indulgd.com/tiny-cardboard-battery-lets-you-recharge-on-the-fly/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:51:37 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=18756 cardboard battery

How often do you hear that distressing beep letting you know your phone is about to shut off due to low power? It happens to all of us. You see people crowding around outlets in airports and coffee shops to recharge their phones before they head out to their next destination. Are you ready for a change? Designer Tsung Chih-Hsien has created an idea that all of us will love, a cardboard battery that can recharge our phone for two, four, or six hours, then you just toss it in the trash. The idea is so innovative that it landed the Red Dot Design Award. Tsung named the device the Mini Power.

Imagine if you could have a handful of these tiny cardboard batteries stashed in your car, briefcase, handbag, or pocket, ready for the next time that annoying low battery beep sounds. The idea is still in development, but who would not line up to support Tsung on a crowd funded project?

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Via Fast Code Design and Fast Company

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22 Amazing Spaces Created From Shipping Containers http://indulgd.com/22-amazing-spaces-created-from-shipping-containers/ http://indulgd.com/22-amazing-spaces-created-from-shipping-containers/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:40:06 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=18732 We see shipping containers arrive aboard overloaded freighters in harbors, rolling down the railways across the country, and zipping down the highway pulled by trucks. Those industrial strength shipping containers are now being reused to create emergency homes or even incredible living spaces you would love to call home. Following are 22 of our favorite spaces created from those large metal boxes.

Why  would anyone choose to use shipping containers? Those massive boxes can be purchased for dramatically less cost per square foot than traditional construction, plus they are incredibly strong. As you can now see, they can be turned into beautiful spaces that make you completely forget their industrial shipping heritage.

1. Containers of Hope, a $40,000 Home by Benjamin Garcia Saxe

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via Benjamin Garcia Saxe

2. Shipping Container House by Studio H:T

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via Studio H:T

3. The Beach Box by Andrew Anderson

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via SG Blocks

4. 31 Shipping Container Home by ZieglerBuild

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via Zeigler Build

5. Caterpillar House by Sebastián Irarrázaval

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via Sebastián Irarrázaval

6. First Shipping Container House in Mojave Desert by Ecotech Design

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via Ecotech Design

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15,000 Square Foot Ultra-Lush Underground Private Spa http://indulgd.com/15000-square-foot-ultra-lush-underground-private-spa/ http://indulgd.com/15000-square-foot-ultra-lush-underground-private-spa/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:01:51 +0000 http://indulgd.com/?p=18724 underground private spa

What would you do if you had more money than you could spend in a lifetime and 15,000 feet of unused underground space. After looking at these pictures, you may have a completely new plan. Designer Lawson Robb was commissioned by a private investor to create an incredible underground private spa. Lawson worked with architects to come up with a plan to turn the 15,000 square feet into a retreat that is unmatched by the finest hotels and resorts in the world. Swimming pools, hot tubs, massage tables, rest areas, and incredibly relaxing architecture filled the space. The theme focused on white, chrome, with natural wood highlights.

The only question remaining is whether you would ever be able to go back to work once you ventured into your new spa. It would be tempting to just stay in the hidden spa and order food in for weeks on end.

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Via Lawson Robb

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