asking for trouble

July 2012

  • Next Time in Japan

    Next Time in Japan

    As promised, here is my new zine which I just picked up from the printers in a monsoon. It’s called Next Time in Japan and…

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  • New Notebooks

    New Notebooks

    Look, it’s a proper all-new product! These new A5 spiral notebooks turned out really nice – I’m very impressed with them. They have a cute…

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  • New Laptop Case

    New Laptop Case

    Remember that other bit of exciting post I mentioned? Check out my amazing new laptop case! Zazzle kept emailing me more and more discounts to…

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  • Happy Post + MT decorating

    Happy Post + MT decorating

    If there’s anything worse than this ridiculous ‘Summer’ weather we’re having, it’s that my mail deliveries have been equally bizarre. I have so many exciting…

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Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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