Welcome to another edition of the Drop List, where we, self-proclaimed shopping obsessives, give you the lowdown on the most highly anticipated releases and intriguing launches of the past few weeks. We hope you’ll think of this as a one-stop shop to discover your new favorite brand, an emerging designer, or a fun collaboration straight out of the gate. (And, if you’re craving even more Clever content, don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter.)
April 22, 2022 – Bearaby, who makes a very lovely weighted blanket, has branched out to add an array of equally calming weighted pillows to its slate of feel-good products. Made from the brand’s newest innovation ‘melofoam,’ this breathable and fully biodegradable knotty accessory is made using eco-friendly sap-based rubber from Sri Lanka and designed to relieve stress the sustainable way.
April 22, 2022 – Forget basic black and sterile steel when it comes to your cookware. A few weeks ago, Caraway dropped two limited-edition colorways for its high-quality kitchen accessories made in collaboration with dynamic artist and poet Amber Vittoria. Now available in pink and turquoise with fan-favorite gold handles, the non-toxic set comes with three essential pans, a sturdy dutch oven, and even three custom prints painted by Amber.
April 22, 2022 – If you’re a shove-it-all-under-the-bed type, Open Spaces is here to bring some much-needed organization to your life. Anyone with limited closet space or looking to maximize their storage will want to check out the brand’s newest helper—underbed storage bins. Made in neutral-colored canvas with stylish leather handles and a sturdy double zip, these keep-alls are perfect to tuck away extra bedding, winter clothing, or anything else you’d like to keep out of reach.
April 25, 2022 – While you might have already heard about Bokksu’s superior snack offerings from our commerce editor, Rachel Fletcher, we’re happy to report the brand recently launched a shop-in-shop for Asian-founded brands in honor of AAPI Heritage Month. Curated by Bokksu’s founder and CEO, Danny Taing, Bokksu Grocery’s Asian Heritage Shop features a hand-selected array of tasty bites from some of Danny’s favorite contemporary Asian-founded food start-ups—like this almost ready-to-eat oatmeal in a yummy taro bubble tea flavor.
April 25, 2022 – Anyone looking to curate a calm vibe in their space will want to check out Lulu & Georgia’s newly released spring line. Dubbed “Organic Harmony,” the collection was inspired by minimalist Japandi design, culminating in a diverse array of furniture and decor to transform your home into a truly serene space. We love the clean lines and natural finish on this versatile linen sofa from the collection. If you’d like more or less seating, it’s the ideal choice, and is available in four different sizes and two neutral hues.
April 26, 2022 – If you’ve been manifesting a tropical beach vacation, Otherland’s latest Beach Club candle collection should help light the way. We’re partial to this ‘Nectar Pop’ scent, packed with notes of mango, coconut cream, and chili salt. Though any one of these candles will surely switch you into ‘vacation mode’ without having to set foot outside the house.
April 26, 2022 – Even if you’re not into pyrotechnics, a stylish match striker will surely spark some interest at a friendly gathering. New from the design minds at Craighill, this cast iron match striker is the perfect companion to pair with your favorite candles, canna-goodies, or to keep on your tabletop as a conversation starter.
April 26, 2022 – Last week, New York–based design studio and curatorial platform, TRNK, debuted a very cool home design collaboration with Studio Anansi called Fawohodie (the Ghanian word for independence). Drawing on inspiration from the relationship between traditional African aesthetics and Western modernism, the nine-piece collection strikes an interesting balance between dynamic geometric shapes and airy materials like plywood and boucle.
April 27, 2022 – For their latest artist collaboration, Great Jones teamed up with Sherród Faulks of ceramics studio DEEP BLACK to handcraft a set of limited edition spoon rests designed to complement Great Jones’ The Whole Grain Family wooden utensils. Available in two shades: blueberry and olive, you can look to this set to add a lovely pop of color to your tabletops while you’re whipping up decadent dishes and tasty treats.
April 27, 2022 – During Earth Month, Phaidon collaborated with IKEA on the book Us & Our Planet: This is How We Live. Created as an “inspirational study” to further explore living more sustainably, the book outlines homes, workplaces, and shared spaces in across the world from Mexico and Moscow to Bali and Beirut, investigating the most pressing social and environmental challenges today while offering insight on the road ahead.
April 28, 2022 – Diaspora Co. and East Fork marked the end of April with a chai kit collaboration that combines each brand’s dedication to their respective craft and mutual admiration for the other. Chai aficionados will be pleased to hear that each kit has everything you need for the ultimate chai experience—including Diaspora Co.’s chai masala, black tea, and jaggery powder, along with a strainer and two limited edition East Fork x Diaspora Co. Chai Kulhads in a romantic shade of Rococo pink.
April 30, 2022 – Stylish pet parents looking to treat their furry companions can look to Susan Alexandra’s newly released line of charming collars and leashes. This watermelon-inspired set is our personal pick for the season, though any one of the brand’s hand-beaded creations is sure to earn your four-legged friend best-dressed status at the pet park.
May 1, 2022 – Earlier this week, Buffy added a new foam pillow to its lineup of lovely sheets and other sleep essentials. Made from sustainably-sourced natural latex and designed to give hot sleepers natural relief, this breathable and supportive cushion is the perfect sleep companion to help you get your eight hours of beauty rest without interruption.
May 3, 2022 – Founded by the children of first-generation Chinese restaurant owners, BowlCut is a newly launched Asian American condiment brand here to spice up your cooking routine. Lovingly named after the 80s hairstyle, founders Crystal Ung, Adrian Ng, and Will Kang, developed the brand amidst the height of the pandemic and a huge wave of hate crimes against the AAPI community. For their initial launch, the brand has unveiled three delicious sauces—including this savory char siu BBQ blend—that’ll take any ordinary dish to the next level.
May 3, 2022 – Wellness brand Vyrao announced its newest scent this week, just in time for summer. Stored in a beautiful porcelain vessel, and affectionately labeled ‘Wonder,’ this fragrant mix of lemon, mandarin, vanilla, and more, is designed to create intention and made to interject a “sense of liberation and sensual calm” into your space.
May 4, 2022 – It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Jake Arnold, and luckily for us, the designer unveiled his highly anticipated collaboration with Parachute this week. Standouts include a Velvet Lumbar Pillow that he calls “the best add-on to any bed spread,” and we’re absolutely smitten with this breezy linen robe in a neutral-toned floral print.