1. West Loop Loft by moss

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    The West Loop Loft is a veritable cabinet of curiosities, filled with beautiful and startling objects collected by the owners. Our design focused on elegant modern architectural solutions to create a backdrop for the owners collections, although we took a few opportunities to create art from beautiful materials and found objects ourselves. Click here http://moss-design.com/west-loop-loft/ for more information on the project

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    • River North and West Loop

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      River North is an old loft district that came alive with art galleries and restaurants quickly followed by a number of hip, urban homebuyers purchasing classic timber lofts, upscale row homes and contemporary high-rises. Few Chicago neighborhoods have undergone as dramatic a transformation in such a short amount of time as the West Loop. Turning a corner when the newly built United Center, now home to the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, hosted the Democratic National Convention in 1996, the land between the stadium and the Loop have since filled out with trendy loft conversions, new-construction condos, art galleries, boutiques, night clubs and dozens of new restaurants.

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      • The Christmas Store 2014

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        • "Let There Be Light" Short Film

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          Special Thanks to @ryanlange at Handmade America for creating this awesome work. Visit them at handmadeamerica.us At the beginning, the whole world was in darkness. There had yet to be spoken, the words that would bring forth the source of the entirety of life. Yet to be, were the words that would give energy to all creation. And so stood the world, black and heavy and dark. Darkness had not been created, no, it merely existed in the absence... in the void. But soon the words would be spoken. Soon there would be the great separation. Day and Night. The furthest distance between nothingness and everything, between weakness and power. With those words it would come rushing into the expanse, faster than anything that had ever been and anything that would ever be. As fast as the speed of... itself. Within it would be the beauty of all we know. Every color that would ever exist on a page, and in the promise in the sky. Once the breath of those words were spoken, there would be no way to contain it, no way to destroy it, no way to diminish it. It would be found in the embers of a burning fire, revealing….exposing. And still in all of its power, it rests within the soul of every living person. Within us the power to shine the truth of its creator. In an instant, everything changed with these four words “Let there be Light”.

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          • L Train Chicago - In Another Minute (Week 239)

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            --- http://MovingPostcard.com --- This past week. I got to go to Chicago, Illinois, for the second time in a month. This time I'd like to show you a quick minute of one of my favorite things to do in a city: ride the public transportation train. The CTA (Chicago Transportation Authority) train is most often referred to as the L train or el train (short for "elevated train") - even though part of the system is underground, giving you the classic subway experience. The coolest part of the L Train Chicago is the loop that five train lines (e.g., the pink line) ride around downtown, which, in turn, is actually called The Loop because of the trains encircling it. The 1.79-mile (2.88 km) long circuit of elevated railroad takes four 90-degree turns as it loops around the shopping and business area - giving you cool views of the high-rise canyon, sharp turns and streets and rivers (to + fro The Loop) from above as you cross them via train bridges. Please keep in mind that this is an edited and sped-up video of riding the train - so you don't get to see everything or experience how slow the trains really go around those curves. I will probably upload a longer, slower, more complete version some day soon. Also: to see what the Chicago elevated train looks like from the streets below and other Chi-Town impressions, please check out my video from two weeks prior: Chicago (Illinois) – In Another Minute (Week 237) > http://movingpostcard.com/chicago/ I know the video quality isn't so awesome. I shot all of this on my iPhone through one or two panes of glass (depending on the shot). My compact camera has been messed up for a little while, and using my DSLR for driving footage is senseless. In perfect timing, I'm getting a new compact camera today... as soon as I'm done uploading + publishing this video! I cannot wait to show you footage shot with that new beauty... Why did I travel to Chicago for a second time in November? Of course, to spend more time with my father, Günter Westphal from Hamburg, who was in the city for an art residency. This time Scott got to come with me as well, we finally had stuffed deep dish pizza with John and Margaret from Lost and Found Travel and Chicago Elevated (best walking tours), went to a Blues club; and my dad held a fascinating presentation about his social art work at the Experimental Station. The song in this video is called "Stormy Blues" by Arne Bang Huseby (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Arne_Bang_Huseby). He has made the song available via a CC BY 3.0 Creative Commons license. Thank you, Arne! For more related links, please visit the series website: http://MovingPostcard.com Personal blog: http://goodhardworkingpeople.blogspot.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MovingPostcard Twitter: http://twitter.com/luciwest Flickr: http://flickr.com/luciwest Google+: http://google/+MovingPostcard YouTube: http://youtube.com/GNYBerlin YouTube: http://youtube.com/LuciWest Tumblr: http://luciwest.tumblr.com Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/LuciWest Instagram: http://Instagram.com/LuciWest Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/LuciWest

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            • 77 in 77, Near West Side

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              Take a look at my conversation at the Latin United Community Housing Association. #summersforchicago #77in77

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              • 77 in 77, Roseland

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                Watch a recap on my conversation at Roseland Community Hospital. Roseland Ceasefire joined in on the conversation as well.

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                • 77 in 77, Humboldt Park

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                  Check out part of my conversation @casacentral

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                  • 77 in 77, West Loop

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                    Kurt meets in the West Loop.

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                    • Chicago (Illinois) - In Another Minute (Week 237)

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                      --- http://MovingPostcard.com --- I've been fond of Chicago, Illinois, for a long time. One of my dearest friends from the film school days, Nick Rufca, is from around there. In 2011, I was invited to screen the Moving Postcard web series as part of a group art show at the S3 Gallery. (You can watch a 1-minute video about that experience: http://movingpostcard.com/chicago-art-show/) Scott and I spent a lovely weekend there in 2006, after filming in Illinois for our documentary All God's Children (http://allgodschildrenthefilm.com/). But the trip this week is what will seal this city in my heart forever as one of my very special happy places. My father, Günter Westphal, a social artist and photographer from Hamburg, Germany, was nominated and then selected for a month-long art residency; and I got to join him for his first few days in the Windy City. It was absolutely amazing! Sharing one of my favorite activities (exploring a new place with my camera and someone I love) with my dad brought me ultimate and long-lasting happiness. As neither of us could stop gushing about all that we saw and pointing our camera almost obsessively (and often at the same subjects), I knew more than ever that I'm my father's daughter. Helping him navigate the city and American culture and language, I felt so grateful for the privilege of supporting my awesome dad. Tagging along to events where we met other fascinating artists, people from the Goethe Institute and even the German consul to 13 US states, I was overwhelmed with pride of my dad and his curiosity, thoughtfulness, social and creative work and his courage. On a side note, I also was delirious with the buzz of being back in a real city - with all its inspiration, energy, interesting people and conversations and the opportunity to shoot lots and lots of photos and videos. If you're in Chicago, my father will give a presentation about his social art work on Saturday, November 22, at 5pm at the Experimental Station (6100 South Blackstone Ave - http://www.experimentalstation.org). Scott and I will be there as well... and maybe even Whiskey... In this video, you can see the West Loop neighborhood, where my dad is staying, some street art, the L train looping through downtown Chicago (Loop neighborhood), my dad posing for photos in his Münzviertel shirt (the Hamburg neighborhood where he does most of his social art work) at the Randolph/Wabash train station, the Cloud Gate (if you look closely, you can see us hugging in the reflection) and a few more shots from that corner of Chicago. Special thanks to Rebecca Beechy, a social and visual artist in Chicago, who was one of the two artists chosen for the Hamburg portion of the Chicago-Hamburg artist exchange last year, and who has been such a great host to both my dad and myself. The music in this video is called "Blues Shuffle In A One Take Improv Exercise" (by Stevie's Amp Shack) and is licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 3.0. And now please check out the first few photos my dad has published from his time in Chicago on the Münzviertel Blog: http://www.muenzviertel.de/blog/?p=2167 Günter Westphal: http://www.muenzviertel.de/kunst_guenterwestphal.php Stevie's Amp Shack: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Stevies_Amp_Shack Rebecca Beachy: http://rebeccabeachy.com Series Website: http://MovingPostcard.com Personal blog: http://goodhardworkingpeople.blogspot.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MovingPostcard Twitter: http://twitter.com/luciwest Flickr: http://flickr.com/luciwest Google+: http://google/+MovingPostcard YouTube: http://youtube.com/GNYBerlin YouTube: http://youtube.com/LuciWest Tumblr: http://luciwest.tumblr.com Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/LuciWest Instagram: http://Instagram.com/LuciWest Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/LuciWest

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