If you want evidence of why the internet is great, look no further than Remodelista. In just under three years, our pals at the site have taken it from a relatively quiet start-up blog to an internationally recognized go-to for anyone interested in design, architecture and all places in between (and of course, at one point they also managed to become Gwyneth Paltrow‘s BFFs). Now they’re flexing their muscles again with this week’s launch of their own Architect/Designer Directory. Broken into regions across the country, they’ll be highlighting firms in each, going above all those traditional listings you’ve likely run across on a fairly regular basis by filtering and finding the best of the best (and if you’re familiar with Remodelista, you know their filtering abilities can often range from pretty amazing to downright otherworldly). This wing of their site just launched, so it’s a heavy on the coasts they know best (namely around the San Francisco and New York metropolitan areas) and just starting up in sections like their “Chicago & Midwest” category, but if history is any judge, we’re expecting great things.