Designed by Mari Balestrazzi, the Semi-Automatic is a vending machine designed for the Morgans Hotel Group. The design deals with the idea of a hotel gift shop, but instead of selling souveniers like a gift shop, or soda and candy like a vending machine, it sells a variety of luxe items curated by Kim Walker, the hotel group’s creative director. Items vary from 24-karat gold handcuffs from Kiki de Montparnasse, luxury cars for rent (a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow or 2000 Bentley Azure convertible), Fred Flare heart sunglasses, a 14-karat gold necklace by Kiel Mead, and Atari classics for Playstation.
Right now this toungue-in-cheek item is living in the Marcel Wanders-design Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami. (via)