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Herman Miller's New Video Series; NYC's Public Housing

THE INTERNET—Herman Miller has launched a weekly video series in which design folk talk about design, but in a cool, interesting way. Who else but it-boy furniture designer Yves Behar could get away with the following soundbite: "surfing is like improvisational jazz." Watch Behar in the inaugural Why Design video, right this way. [CurbedWire Inbox]

EVERYWHERE—Are we better off than we were four years ago? That's the question du jour, and today Zillow Blog gives it a shake as it pertains to homebuying and selling. [Zillow Blog]

NYC—Curious about the city's abundant housing projects? This week's New York magazine has the fascinating lowdown on the public housing system that's "sinking into the loam like a Mayan ruin." Don't have time to read 6,400 words on a Monday afternoon? No worries: Curbed NY rounds up the 10 most surprising facts. [NYM; Curbed NY]