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.)
May 6, 2022 – Just in time for your next decor refresh, style experts Lucinda Chambers and Serena Hood of Collagerie have teamed up with The Conran Shop on a collection of homewares in bright color combinations and charming prints. Although there’s lots from the line to ogle at, we have our eyes set on this pink-and-lavender ceramic dipped vase, which was released as part of Collagerie’s capsule collection for London Craft Week 2022.
May 9, 2022 – If you’ve been looking for something sweet to fill the intermittent days before summer emerges in full effect, we recommend checking out the latest from Magnolia. Any fan of the New York bakery’s famous banana pudding will be delighted to find the dessert moguls have reimagined their best-selling treat into a very delectable cookie, filled with familiar bits of Nilla wafer, banana pudding mix, and white chocolate chips.
May 9, 2022 – In case a breath of fresh air is easier said than done these days, then a new air purifier might be in your future. Luckily, besides the many great recommendations from the Clever team, Coway recently released a new Airmega model that doubles as a very stylish side table. Providing coverage in spaces of up to 649 square feet with a three-stage filtration system and wireless charging capabilities, this functional tech upgrade is possibly the most design-savvy way to clear the air we’ve seen thus far.
May 5, 2022 – Maybe it’s the change in weather, but we think the transitional season calls for a paint refresh. Thankfully, one of our favorite paint labels, Clare, released three very chic colors last week. You could opt for the on-trend greens—dubbed High Vibe and Extra Virgin—but we’re gravitating towards Like Buttah, a sweet-looking and creamy beige that reminds us of perfectly flakey croissants and luscious yellow cake layers.
May 10, 2022 – For a new take on spring cleaning, we recommend checking out Blueland, who’s just come out with a new body wash that aims to do away with plastic waste once and for all. Available in fresh scents like raspberry hibiscus, waterlily dew, and sandalwood sage, Blueland’s skin-friendly and refillable body wash is a first-of-its-kind powder-to-gel cleanser with the goal to eliminate single-use packaging. Just add some water and a powder sachet into your Forever Bottle, give it a quick shake, let sit for an hour, and voilà!
May 11, 2022 – One of our favorite AAPI-owned brands introduced two new bowl sets to its lineup of beautifully designed kitchen essentials last week. Perfect for smaller bites and mini meals (or as tabletop decor), the ceramic Bap and Breakfast bowls from Material were created in partnership with Korean-based pottery brand Soil Baker, acting as both a chic continuation of the brand’s beloved tabletop line and an homage to rich South Korean ceramic traditions.
May 12, 2022 – And here’s a kitchen release from another one of our favorite brands, Our Place. Last Tuesday the Always Pan creators teamed up with pop star, actress, and celebrity home cook Selena Gomez on a dynamic cookware duo. Anyone wanting to simulate their Selena + Chef cooking fantasy at home can turn to the newest color options designed by the multi-hyphenate: An electric blue called Azul and a punchy shade of berry named Rosa.
May 15, 2022 – We love just about anything from Sophie Lou Jacobsen, and this newest collaboration between the French American designer and Brooklyn-based shop Assembly Line is no exception. Available for purchase through July 1, Sophie’s collection entitled Asking for a Friend is a dreamy pack of multicolored borosilicate glass vessels that are beautiful enough to stand alone or house a few vibrant botanicals.
May 16, 2022 – If you still don’t know what to bring to this year’s upcoming Memorial Day celebration, something from Maurice Harris’s collaboration with Ketel One Botanical will surely make a lovely hostess gift. The pair have teamed up to create the Spritz Into Summer Collection, an edit of one-of-a-kind dried floral bouquets, cocktail towels, and a selection of curated wares to provide some seasonally appropriate solutions to summer entertaining.
May 16, 2022 – Gohar World is the newly launched tableware and accessories brand here to offer you a very stylish escape from the mundane. Created by sister duo Laila and Nadia Gohar, the charming curation of dinner party and hosting essentials includes delicate table linens, polished-looking glassware, and even cheeky accents like an egg chandelier and this aviary-inspired citrus squeezer.
May 16, 2022 – Since we’ve had a shower curtain refresh on the brain, it’s pretty much perfect timing that Quiet Town’s newest offering is a lovely curtain in this cheerful checkerboard pattern. The curtain is handmade using upcycled cotton canvas. We’re definitely feeling the vibe of this multicolor print, though for more of an understated look, one-color checker options are also available in blue, purple, white, and clay red.
May 17, 2022 – This week, Clever-approved brand Ita released its newest collection of design-forward outdoor essentials entitled For the Leisure Seekers. You can’t go wrong with one of the brand’s expertly crafted chairs—now available in even more vibrant hues—and we’re particularly captivated by this durable cotton throw handwoven in North Carolina and inspired by the textiles of the Nigerian Aso-oke.
May 17, 2022 – Another one of our fave AAPI-owned brands, Brightland is celebrating the unofficial start of summer with a tasty capsule of BBQ essentials sure to have you grill-ready by next weekend. Stocked with everything you need to bring flavor to the cookout, every pack includes a jar of the brand’s Terrain spice blend made in collaboration with Burlap & Barrel, an Awake extra virgin olive oil designed for grilling and more, a Rapture balsamic vinegar that’s been double fermented, bronze grill tongs, plus a handy booklet of BBQ recipes by Will Coleman featuring Brightland products.
May 17, 2022 – Boring bakeware got you down? Caraway is here to make sure your equipment is as vibrant as the desserts and dishes you create. This week the brand released its fan favorite baking essentials in two highly requested colorways: Sage and Marigold. Available for purchase in five- or 11-piece sets, or à la carte, we can’t think of a better way to motivate some summer recipe inspiration than these playful splashes of color.
May 17, 2022 – Premier vintage e-commerce platform Thrilling launched its first ever home goods collection this week. Featuring carefully curated secondhand home finds to delight design aficionados and sustainable shoppers alike, the whole collection will feature more than 22,200 vintage items from expert curators, including glassware, tableware, decorative bowls, and accents like this on-trend crochet pillow in a bright mosaic pattern.