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The Weekend Guide

converse/marimekko collaboration!

The king of prints.

WALK
Converse/Marimekko Collaboration
What:
The iconic shoe brand pairs up with Finnish print-crazy design house for five bold geometric designs ($75-$85) from the 1960s to electrify the classic high- and low-top silhouettes.
Why: The slip-on has two faces — purple and blue battle for attention with orange and black spots.
Where: Online at converse.com.

COLLECT
Nidhi Chanani Art Prints
What:
The San Fran-based, Calcutta-born artist creates dreamy, Tim Burton-meets-anime designs ($25) that are both sweet (interlocking giraffes) and sad (a forlorn girl sitting alone).
Why:
They’re cute but not cutesy and work on any wall from nursery to den.
Where:
Online at e-nidhi.com.

CHECK
The BFW Crow Watch
What:
The new wrist clock ($50) has no time for subtlety. Its seven color options (including neon yellow, green, and red) combined with a large face and numbers help you stay on track as you’re springing forward.
Why:
It’s a Beautiful Freakin’ Watch.
Where:
Online at crowwatches.com.

CONSTRUCT
Built by Wendy Coats and Jackets
What:
Quit outsourcing your outerwear. Designer Wendy Mullin’s guide ($16) can help even the most basic of sewers master a few patterns (fitted and basic jacket, straight coat) to customize 23 looks.
Why:
Styling tips, shortcuts, and directions that actually make sense.
Where:
Online at amazon.com.

SAVE
Hare+Hart Leather
What:
The leather experts extend their sale of up to 50 percent off all fall 2010 styles for DC readers thru Feb. 25.
Why:
Leather is leather, but at least these gloves, tuxedo blazers, and trenches are all made from grass-fed, free-roaming Argentine cows already destined for, well, you know.
Where:
Online at hareandhart.com.

super bowl party ideas!Refer to our leather guide to find out how to style a head-to-toe look that doesnt chafe.

Photo: Courtesy of Converse