OpenBuildings

A new crowd-sourced portal to architecture's greatest achievements and newest additions

The just-launched OpenBuildings online database organizes architecture’s finest examples from around the globe in an effort to share info and highlight stunning developments. Multiple methods of navigating the buildings—as a grid, list, slideshow or Google Maps overlay—allow for individualized browsing of the user-driven site, and a forthcoming iPhone app will make it easy to tour architecture on-the-go. Already 2,000 buildings strong, co-founder Tom Mallory hopes …

Made Labs

The Threadless of furniture

The brainchild of young entrepreneur Ning Li, Made is a new website that crowdsources chairs, tables, shelves and other furniture designs. In the Made Labs section, viewers can vote on their favorite designs. Made then puts the winning design into production, and then sells it online at a reasonable price—connecting buyers and passionate designers without the need for a brand to act as middleman. By …