cupI adore markets, whereas RM isn’t so much of a fan of the hustle and bustle (unless it’s a book market, but there’s not normally a noisy scrum of people at those). However, I did manage to drag him to one of my favourite Melbourne events – the biannual Melbourne Design Market at Federation Square – as it’s full of cool stuff and cool people.

This year, our favourite finds included the ingenious stick-on photo display system from The Curator Company; the adorable and environmentally friendly KeepCup; racks of heavily discounted slinky dance-inspired clothing from well-known Melbourne label Body; the funky bowlboard, a wooden chopping board with four white bowls fitted into recesses, from Ute; and delicate pastel scarves from Ella Sanders. Next market will be in December just before Christmas.