Art-O-Mat: vending machines for art

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Thursday 17 March 2011

Oh, this is fun: ‘Art-o-mat machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art. There are over 90 active machines in various locations throughout America’ selling works from 400 contributing artists from 10 different countries. Finally, a positive use for those evil floggers of nicotine.

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If Santa was Japanese

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Wednesday 15 December 2010

Working on the question, ‘What would Santa Claus look like if he were Japanese?’, Barcelona’s Muji decided he would most likely manifest as a vending machine and then created it. Behold the MUJI Noel Machine, which will walk through the streets of Barcelona and Madrid during the Christmas period.

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Intelligent Vending

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Monday 25 October 2010

Eating out of a vending machine never looked so good. Let’s face it, eating this way will probably never be healthy. But could you be enticed by it’s sleek looks? Tokyo vending goers think so. Though they have had a long standing love affair with automated food dispensers (they have the highest number of vending machines per capita), we all know that Tokyoites do tend to be the harbingers of cool, especially when it comes to electronics.

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