Monster in the living room — MacGuffin no.5 - The Cabinet, 2017
Illustration for the text of Louise Schouwenberg.
This issue of MacGuffin takes a look at cabinets in all their shapes and forms.
MacGuffin issue 5 on The Cabinet, 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. Featuring Emily King, Vytautas Kumža, Les Lalanne, Ettore Sottsass, Slothouber & Graatsma, Wolfgang Tillmans, Yvonne Dröge Wendel and many, many more.
The Cabinet contains an essay written by Sam Jacob and Johannes Schwartz "Living with things" and pieces on self-storage.
MacGuffin is a new and unusual design & crafts magazine. It features fabulous stories about the life of ordinary, often anonymously designed things. Each biannual edition takes an object and explores the manifold stories it generates. Like the MacGuffins in Hitchcock films, these things are not the main characters, but the plot devices that set the story in motion.