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the house on the rock

from american gods, neil gaiman posted in literature by nevereatshreddedwheat

"So when we get to Madison, what then?"

"Take Highway 14 west to Spring Green. We'll be meeting everyone at a place called the House on the Rock. You been there?"

"No," said Shadow. "But I've seen the signs."

American Gods, Neil Gaiman

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bar luce

from wes anderson posted in movies by nevereatshreddedwheat

Director Wes Anderson designed this cafè as part of the art complex Fondazione Prada that opened in Milan in May 2015. It showcases the familiar elements of his iconic style (bright colors, geometric furniture, probably some futura somewhere) along with two movie-themed pinball games, one for The Life Aquatic and another for his short film Castello Cavalcanti financed by Prada in 2013.

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ambassador east hotel

from travels with charley, john steinbeck posted in literature by nevereatshreddedwheat

I think I am well and favorably known at the Ambassador East, but this need not apply when I arrive in wrinkled hunting clothes, unshaven and lightly crusted with the dirt of travel and bleary-eyed from driving most of the night.

Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck

The Ambassador East was sold in 2010, renovated and reopened as the Public Chicago Hotel.

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laurel canyon store

from father john misty posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

We met in a parking lot
I was buying coffee and cigarettes

– I Went to the Store One Day

Josh Tillman aka Father John Misty met his future wife Emma here at the Laurel Canyon Country Store shortly after he quit the Fleet Foxes and moved to Los Angeles. The store has a rich history as a gathering spot for those in the L.A. music scene, most notably Jim Morrison and other musicians in the 1960s.

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museo subacuático de arte

from dessa posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Dessa, 1/7th of the Minneapolis hip hop collective Doomtree, filmed her video for "Sound the Bells," off her solo album Parts of Speech, underwater off the coast of Isla Mujeres. This "Island of Women" is located across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun.

Watch the video for "Sound the Bells"

The permanent, life-sized sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor are designed to promote coral life. You can read more about the underwater art museum here.

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