check out trunkt! It is a online juried design gallery and buyers guide for independent designers and small retailers. Designers and artists create lookbooks for buyers to browse. Buyers can then create wishlists of their favorite items. The (small) staff at Trunkt see themselves as filters for their target buyers. And, I for one, think they are doing a great job and love what they are trying create. It is a place where people that care about design can go to find new products made by a variety of talented artists.