The State of Design Festival begins this week and we're pretty excited. This year's public program is really appealing to us. It features pop-up bars and restaurants, fashion events, speed dating and, as always, perennial favourites Iron Designer and Melbourne Open House.

For the next two weeks the Broadsheet Arts and Entertainment section will be dedicated to following State of Design and letting you know which events you just shouldn't miss. Check back throughout the festival for updates and some exclusive content.

Enjoy the festival.