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June 2019 Favourites

Here’s a look back at my favourite stuff from this month.

My June in video

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My 4 favourite photos

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From my accounts @marcelinesmith, @averyquietstreet, @angelbunnytravels and @sckawaii on Instagram. (L-R, top-bottom)

  • These are all from my recent Fife trip, which I will blog about soon.

Fave 5 from the blog

Some other things I wrote

5 Links I loved

  • Have you seen meguislearning? It’s an adorable Instagram account that explains Japanese food with kawaii illustrations.
  • I love this Airbnb that is also a secondhand bookshop you have to run in Wigtown (Scotland’s book town) but where the locals will chase you out to have fun instead of selling rubbish books. I really must visit Wigtown.
  • The Guardian’s Tokyo Week had some really interesting articles, and very little of the usual media nonsense about Japan.
  • The 5-Step Guide to Being Vegetarian/Vegan in Tokyo is one of the best I’ve come across for explaining why this is so hard and how to make it a little less so.
  • This Rilakkuma & Kaoru fan art by Nemu is so dreamy. I want to step inside and live in it.

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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