Posts tagged "vending machines"

11 Things We Need In Vending Machines More Than Cupcakes

What hath you wrought, cupcake craze? Manhattan has finally gotten its very own Sprinkles Cupcake ATM. Yes, an actual ATM that dispenses cupcakes. While I haven’t tried it yet, I did encounter a Benefit makeup vending machine at the Austin airport last weekend that totally rocked my world and prompted me to spend way more…

Claire Hannum / March 29, 2014

Dreams Do Come True: Pizza Vending Machines On Their Way To The U.S.

How often do you stand in front of a vending machine, examining the selection of chips, crackers, and candy bars, and think, “I wish this thing would make me a fresh pizza”? Every day? Me too. Turns out the pizza gods have heard our prayers, because an innovative pizza vending machine called “Let’s Pizza” is finally…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 14, 2012

Switzerland To Sell Pregnancy Tests In Vending Machines

In Switzerland, vending machines are about to get a makeover. In addition to being able to pick up snacks, sodas, and condoms, soon women will be able to stick their quarters in the slot and purchase a pregnancy test.

Ami Angelowicz / August 19, 2010

A Bit Of CK1 With Your Morning Commute?

Vending machines are experiencing a retro revival, and recently we’ve seen ones that carry increasingly weird items: electronics, designer clothes, swimwear, gold, china tea cups. The latest experiment in fashionable vending is brought to you by Sephora. The makeup retailer has set up perfume vending machines in several Paris metro stations, stocking them only with…

Leonora Epstein / February 19, 2010

Buy Gold From A Vending Machine

I don’t usually have luck with vending machines because I’m a rather picky person, but if I were in Germany, I know there are 500 machines that would have me happy to make a purchase. TG-Gold-Super-Markt, a German company, has plans to install vending machines that sell gold as if it were chocolate bars. The…

Annika Harris / June 26, 2009

A Sex Toy Vending Machine To Make Your Ladyparts Sing

This morning I was driven into orgasmic ecstacy when I found out about this sex toy vending machine. A brilliant company, called Tabooboo, has been marketing these for a few years but people are finally starting to take notice. Available mostly in the U.K., these bright pink vending machines sell 11 different products—including nipple clamps,…

Nikki Dowling / June 19, 2009

Man Vending Machines: The Future Of Dating?

The people behind New Zealand website Flossie.com thought, “Why isn’t finding a man as easy as buying a can of Coke?” So, they decided to make it that simple by creating a vending machine that dispensed men in the buyer’s preferred type: classic, action, romantic, rich, foreign, and Mr. Perfect. (Mr. Perfect is a vibrator.)…

Catherine Strawn / October 14, 2008