This isn't exactly film related, but it's an excuse to mention one of my new favorite Chicago businesses, The Rebuilding Exchange.
It's a green salvage company, which also has workshops and job training. Its two warehouses are chock full of insanely awesome stuff, all reclaimed from demolished or rehabbed buildings around Chicago. It's a great example of how green companies don't have to be impractical, and it's a great resources for those of us in the independent film community.
Here's a project I recently finished for my apartment: