Sweets is the building product source for AEC professionals (Architects, Contractors, and Engineers). It has comprehensive product information, CAD details, BIM objects, specs, catalogs, galleries, green product information, CEUs and more.
You can search the Met's image collection available online. Over 400,000 images are posted and you can search by object type which includes Furniture as a limiter. You can also limit by place and time period as well.
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European fine arts from 11th to 19th centuries. When you go to the Artists search at the top of the homepage, there are many helpful ways to limit your search.
Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.
Eddie Ross is the East Coast Editor of Better Homes & Gardens. He has worked as a design, decorating and food editor for House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living and Food Network. He has a book now, available in the library, called Modern Mix.