Robotica Kyle Weyburne Rose Street Artists Market, 60 Rose St, Fitzroy

Most of the time I’m a sweet, unassuming, ladylike girl who is never critical, sarcastic or competitive. But get me near a Scrabble board and I transform into a ruthless Gordon Gecko type who crows triumphantly at every 7-letter word placed on a triple-word score.

Robotica Kyle Weyburne Rose Street Artists Market, 60 Rose St, Fitzroy

These Scrabble cufflinks are from Rose Street Artists Market regular stallholder Kyle Weyburne (he also has a stall at the Sunday Esplanade Market in St Kilda). Kyle is a painter and writer who makes quirky jewellery on the side. I bought a pair of vintage 10-point letters cufflinks for RM so that he could use them against me in times of desperation (a 100-point difference has been known to occur), a pair of cufflinks made from mahjong tiles from an antiques dealer in Thailand and a pair of vintage typewriter keys Kyle made himself. RM now has three pairs of unusual cufflinks (but not too novelty), at only $25 a pair.