Dirty Projectors + Björk: On and Ever Onward (Live from Housing Works 2009)

Dirty Projectors and Björk’s seven-song collaborative EP from 2010, Mount Wittenberg Orca, will return to vinyl as a Record Store Day exclusive double LP featuring 13 never-before-released tracks. Accompanying the announcement, the previously unreleased “On and Ever Onward (Live from Housing Works 2009)” finds the Icelandic recording artist singing with—and in correlation to the enchanting three-part harmonies of—Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian and Haley Dekle.

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Transforming Renewable Grass Into Building Materials To innovate in the fight against climate change, the startup Plantd devised a method of turning a fast-growing perennial grass into a building material that is stronger, lighter and more moisture-resistant than traditional panels—while maintaining the same price. The company works with local farmers near Durham, North Carolina to grow the renewable grass which is adept at capturing carbon. …

Nail Artist Sojin Oh’s Surreal Creations

For the art that accompanies Björk’s 10th studio album, Fossora, the Icelandic songstress tapped acclaimed nail artist Sojin Oh for mushroom-inspired sculptures—to adorn her fingers—crafted from biomorphic elements. Oh was given creative freedom to forage for and develop the eye-catching components, and has been known to use everything from fish bones and oyster shells to disassembled pieces of a cellphone in her ethereal work. “All …