Weekly design dictionary: New World Centre, 3D food printer, imm Cologne

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Sunday 30 January 2011 01:00
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Design buzz words of the week (January 24-28).

3D food printer - A new printer at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan makes edible food. (Litman Live via CNN)

Creative innovation - the department at chip manufacturer Intel that will be headed by Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am. ( Core77)

Hedonistic sustainability - This is what Bjarke Ingels of BIG architects calls his waste-to-energy plant that doubles as a downhill ski resort that he will build in his native Copenhagen. ( Fast Company)

imm Cologne - Design blogs were pondering on the German design fair's trends, described as "surprising empathy," "emotional austerity," "transforming perspectives," and "re-balancing." ( PFSK)

Lightbulb homage - More and more designers are paying tribute to the traditional lightbulb that's being phased out in Europe in favor of its more eco-friendly alternative. The latest example comes from designer Maciej Chmara, whose "Sympathy for the Bulb" transforms the light of an energy saving bulb into a warm glow. ( MoCo Loco)

New World Centre - The Frank Gehry-designed orchestral academy for New World Symphony opened Thursday in Miami Beach, Florida this week. ( Dezeen)

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