It begins as geometric shapes traced with stick figures taped up on a classroom wall, and evolves into something less tangible, more a feeling than a place. Above all, it’s the people that we surround ourselves with that shape our concept of home. In this issue of NORTH, we began our day with the cool rush of a Lake Michigan breeze in Edgewater. We ate, drank, and gained inspiration as we spent our day in Uptown and Ravenswood and ended our evening illuminated by the glimmering light in River North. We followed the flows of water, people rushing to and from trains and buses, and the rhythm and patterns of the city.