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 11, 2022 – With that long-awaited getaway looming, you might be in the mood for a luggage upgrade. Thankfully, Arlo Skye’s newly launched collection of handsome backpacks and weekender bags will have you jet-setting in style. Perfect for short stays and even more practical pursuits, like your daily commute to the office, these chic designs are available in neutral black, for an understated look, or even a fresh shade of mint green for more adventurous tastes.
April 11, 2022 – Though summer may be a couple of months away, this new scent collab between Nest New York and Gray Malin should tide you over until then. Inspired by each brand’s shared love of photography, interior design, and travel, this fragrant collection of wanderlust-themed scents is the perfect way to refresh your space for summer 2022. We’re particularly fond of the Sicilian Tangerine candle, which is housed in a handblown glass vessel and diffuses sweet notes of juicy tangerine, bergamot, exotic mango, and passionfruit.
April 12, 2022 – Biom is the new cleaning brand here to challenge the notion that your everyday household wipes can’t be fashionable. Offering plastic-free plant-based products that are also skin-friendly and biodegradable, the brand’s all-natural ethos is about prioritizing functional yet still stylish household essentials—like its sleek wipes dispenser, which is easy to use and made to be seen.
April 12, 2022 – Since 4/20 is an occasion that calls for something extra special, we highly recommend the newest collab from Dad Grass and George Harrison. Crafted from a special blend of organic CBD and CBG hemp flower, these joints designed with the famed singer in mind are the chill way to unwind after a long day, not to mention the perfect cool-dad gift (or cool-mom!), when paired with the guitarist’s acclaimed discography.
April 13, 2022 – Anyone who likes to end their day with a relaxing soak or long shower should check out the latest from Sabon. Last week, the natural body-care label released their newest scent for spring and summer: wild pears. Available in the brand’s shower oil, body milk, reed diffuser, and best-selling body scrub, this seductively sweet and juicy fragrance is infused with green pear, bergamot, and lemon to help you feel more tranquil.
April 14, 2022 – If coastal grandma is your vibe as of late, The Citizenry has everything you need to revamp your space for spring and summer. For their seasonal launch, the fair trade brand is leaning towards the natural and airy with wicker designs that extend to durable rattan side tables, guest-friendly benches, and this interesting lounge chair—all meticulously woven by Indonesian artisans.
April 14, 2022 – For the discerning stoners, Houseplant’s newly released standing ashtray is just what you need to add some “high” design into your space. Inspired by vintage ashtray silhouettes and developed to act as the practical companion to a cozy time on your favorite lounge chair, this latest wonder from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg is the perfectly stylish way to incorporate cannabis into your home decor.
April 15, 2022 – We think a sectional sofa is always a good investment, especially if it’s coming from a Clever-approved brand like Sabai, whose Essential Sectional was deemed “slightly luxe, [with a] midcentury-modern vibe” by our SEO manager Mark Burka. Last week, the BIPOC- and female-founded brand unveiled an ample corner version of the Essential, available in five-, six-, and seven-seater options and designed to accommodate large households, or customers who like to entertain.
April 16, 2022 – In honor of Earth Day, Pangaia and Vandy The Pink have joined forces for a planet-friendly team-up in the form of a very chic capsule collection. Available exclusively through Pangaia and Nordstrom, the collab combines Vandy the Pink’s signature florals with Pangaia’s flare for loungewear, with each piece in the collection made to wear year-round and boosting designs that reflect the symbiotic relationship we share with Mother Earth.
April 19, 2022 – If you’re looking to invest in fun summer essentials this year, we think this float from Cult Gaia and Funboy fits the bill. Designed to showcase “the intersection of art and leisure,” this ultracomfy 11-foot pool lounge designed by Funboy is adorned with Cult Gaia’s original art that radiates light and reflects water throughout for an unconventional way to bring design into your outdoor space.
April 19, 2022 – Here’s a bright spot in our week: Schoolhouse, the lighting masters that have been designing and manufacturing iconic fixtures and one-of-a-kind homewares for close to 20 years, just unveiled their colorful summer collection. Though there are lots of lovely lamps and sconces to ogle at, we’re fond of this 1960s-eque Ray pendant, made in homage to the late design powerhouse Ray Eames and whose form is inspired by her sophisticated yet whimsical aesthetic.
April 19, 2022 – If your current furniture is feeling uninspired, we recommend checking on this collab from Dims. and Dusen Dusen. This week, the great design minds teamed up once again to remix two of Dims.’s classic products in Ellen Van Dusen’s signature bright palette. Dubbed the Ogle My Office collection, anyone who’s looking to revamp their space with a little bit of cheer should look to the colorfully reimagined Cleo chair or Eave desk. Act fast, their last collab sold out in no time.
April 19, 2022 – To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its studio album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, acclaimed Chicago rock band Wilco has partnered with Foxtrot to bring you a delicious assortment of snacks, beverages, and merch brimming with as much personality as Jeff Tweedy’s music. If you’re around Chicago, we recommend checking out Foxtrot’s Old Town store to scope out the treats IRL. Otherwise, anyone with a sweet tooth and a penchant for rock will want to snag this gummy assortment inspired by the song “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart.”
April 20, 2022 – Vitruvi introduced a new, calming colorway of its long-lasting Stone diffuser that’ll keep your space smelling fresh all day long (or maybe make a lovely gift for mom next month). Designed for large rooms and with a run time of up to eight hours, Vitruvi’s Stone is now available in a very neutral peachy shade dubbed Suede that’s versatile enough to blend in with any decor theme or to start spring and summer on a fresh note.
April 21, 2022 – Anyone with travel on the brain will be happy to hear that Diptyque announced the return of its fan-favorite City Candles yesterday. The collection’s newest addition is Pekin, which is inspired by the illustrious imperial temples located in Beijing and includes magnolia flowers from the city’s oldest trees as well as notes of green tea with hints of sandalwood and cypress.