MacGUFFIN


is a fabulously designed and immaculately researched biannaual.


With each issue based around a single object, MacGuffin is a platform for fans of inspiring, personal, unexpected, highly familiar, or utterly disregarded things -- an indispensable resource for all those who want backstage information about the life of things.

Nº 9 - THE RUG

Make yourself as snug as a bug in a rug and open up MacGuffin Nº 9, dedicated entirely to the world beneath your feet: The Rug.

MacGuffin enters a bazaar packed to the rafters with carpet jungles, carpet beaters and carpet traders; war rugs, hairy rugs and prayer rugs; magic carpets, airport carpets and travelling carpets; doormats, tatami mats and coconut mats; carpets made of brick, concrete and peanut butter; carpets from Pakistan, Palestine, Persia and Poland.

Featuring Sarah Arnolds, Alessandra Covini, Rachel Dedman, Krijn Giezen, Kayla Mattes, Samuel Nyholm, Hannah Ryggen, Scheltens & Abbenes, Alice Twemlow and many many more.

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Nº 8 - THE DESK

Time for some hot desking with MacGuffin Nº 8, an issue devoted entirely to our daily cockpit: the desk.

MacGuffin pulls open desk drawers and points up desk plants, surveying a succession of clean desks and messy desks, radical desks and resolute desks, makeshift desks and talk show desks, not to mention the fine art of office pranking and presidential doodling.

Featuring François Dallegret, Emily King, Kazuhide Takahama, Saint Jerome, Formafantasma, Jan Švankmajer and many, many more.

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Nº 7 - TROUSERS

Dress up with MacGuffin Nº 7, dedicated to an object that is not just a garment, but more so a mirror of power and desire: The Trousers.

MacGuffin puts the pants on one leg at a time with survival gear, working uniforms, tent slacks, yoga leggings, hammer pants, men’s skirts and the big question: ‘what is in the pocket’?

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Nº 6 - THE BALL

Keep your eyes on the ball with MacGuffin Nº 6. Dedicated to the perfectly shaped object that is the dream of every visionary architect, but a source of great distress to the unsporty among us: the ball.

MacGuffin kicks off with spinning ballboys, tumbling plants, rolling meatballs, bouncing planets, utopian bubbles, and the inventor of the smiley: Mr. Harvey Ball himself.

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N° 5 - THE CABINET

Issue N° 5 opens up the curious life of the cabinet, where intimate stories are hidden away, kept and inevitably shown.

Revealing enlightened DIY shelves, immaculate celebrity closets, whimsical cocktail bars, socialist kiosks, classic cubes and cabinets that beat you at a game of chess.

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Nº 4 - THE SINK

Issue Nº 4 delves into the alluring lives of the sink, the object that speaks volumes about who we are and how we live. Featuring mesmerizing inox sinks, sinks for genever drinkers, pathologists and butchers, ‘kommunalka’ sinks, sitcom sinks, and bottomless sinkholes into which everything disappears.

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INFO

Issues not presented above are no longer available.

HOW TO PURCHASE

Volver's first shipment of MacGuffins will be arriving soon. Limited copies of each issue will be available for $35 each or buy all 6 for $175 -- like getting one free! To purchase, text 416 556 6278 and let me know which issues you'd like. I'll contact you when they arrive and you can pick up at your convenience. Note that Volver does not ship. You pickup in person at my Toronto loft.

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