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.)
August 1, 2022 – Consider your search for the perfect picnic basket or yoga tote over. Earlier this month, Ikea launched the Vårdande collection, a mindful collaboration with five Asian-owned businesses inspired by all things wellness and self care. With the goal to provide long-term career opportunities to those in marginalized communities and vulnerable areas, this sustainable collection is the place to shop for a stylish house kimono, handy storage solutions, and so much more.
August 1, 2022 – If you’ve been looking to turn up the heat this summer, the latest from Solo Stove should help. We’ve written about the brand’s best-selling firepits in the past, and, this month, the fire starters released a new trio of flaming-hot outdoor accessories that are perfect for outdoor entertaining. Whether you’re looking for something mini or a pit that covers more area, each model features 360° Signature Airflow for quick and easy ignition and a new, easy-to-clean removable ash pan designed to catch even the finest particles.
August 2, 2022 – Talk about a triple threat—earlier in August, three of our foodie faves, Fishwife, Graza, and Diaspora Co., teamed up for an especially delicious collab. If you’ve got a camping (or glamping) trip looming, let us be the first to introduce you to Campfire Cod: a limited-edition tin featuring Fishwife’s wild-caught Alaskan cod preserved in Graza’s Sizzle, a single-varietal Picual extra-virgin olive oil, and finished with Diaspora’s single-origin Aranya black pepper (plus just a hint of natural lemon).
August 2, 2022 – While we love elevating recipes with Brightland’s delicious collection of olive oils, vinegars, and honeys, this sweatshirt from the brand is something we’re excited to incorporate into our wardrobe. Designed in collaboration with Tessa Forrest, also known as Subliming, slipping into this lightweight yet cozy layer made from 100% Supima cotton feels idyllic. Suited for errands like coffee runs, trips to the market, or even a walk on the beach, we’re drawn to the crewneck’s silky-soft texture and stylish print made with eco-friendly water-based inks.
August 2, 2022 – This latest release from Material is just the thing to help any aspiring mini chef bring their tastiest ideas to life. With the mini air whisk, mini spatula, and the Cook Deck (a specially designed cooking card game for kids), your little ones can whip up tons of delicious treats or even help mom or dad in the kitchen—after all, anyone can cook!
August 2, 2022 – We recommend Floyd’s new squishy chair for refreshing your living room decor this season. Inspired by floor-friendly seating, this jumbo cushion takes on a cloud-like shape that makes it a playful addition to any room (an oh-so-comfortable one). Made from 100% repurposed, post-consumer recycled plastic, the squishy chair is designed for optimal comfort (no pillow necessary!)—meaning you can enjoy its richly sunken-in feel for years to come.
August 2, 2022 – Here’s a bright idea: Light up your life with the latest collab from Friends of Form and Brooklyn-based ceramics brand Episode. Available in a cubic design entitled Brick and a wide-brimmed Coupe silhouette, these handcrafted lamps are an ideal splurge if you’re in the mood to revamp your light scheme for fall.
August 3, 2022 – It’s no secret we love just about anything Sophie Collé does, and the designer’s newest collab with Areaware is no exception. Together, the two have come out with our latest design crush: the Splat Side Table. Incorporating Sophie’s bright color palette and playful design style, these mini tables are the breath of fresh air your space has been needing. Easily style one with your favorite plant or scoop up multiple for double the fun.
August 6, 2022 – Tabitha Brown’s home collab with Target is another one of our obsessions for August. The actress, author, and social media guru’s thoughtfully designed decor pieces, organization must-haves, furniture, and more are just what you’ll need to start fall on a high note. Though we had trouble choosing just one item we love, we’d go for this dot ottoman with a gold base that’s a perfect combination of playful and elegant.
August 6, 2022 – Creating an enviable coffee-table book collection is easy thanks to the latest partnership from Maison Plage and Sarah Ellison. Hand-selected by Sarah and globally sourced in collaboration with Los Angeles–based Maison Plage, these curated stacks of new titles, as well as used and rare titles, are just the thing to upgrade your coffee table, aesthetic bookshelf, or just add to your reading list.
August 10, 2022 – This week, Fort Makers teamed up with one of our favorite candle artists, Janie Korn, for a seasonally themed collection of wax art that has our hearts melting. Aptly dubbed the #HaveANiceSummer collection, these beachy-inspired candles feature one-of-a-kind wax depictions of classic summer motifs like hot dogs, boomboxes, and our fave—this bottle of Coppertone WaterBabies sunscreen lotion.
August 11, 2022 – This week, A24 released its first-ever crossword puzzle book and it’s got something for all the “cinephiles, casual fans, and every movie lover in between.” Authored by leading puzzle constructors from The New York Times and The New Yorker—as well as filmmakers, composers, and film world talent like David Lowery, Jenny Slate, Lulu Wang, Tim Heidecker, Stephanie Hsu, Elsie Fisher, and more—we think these puzzles are the ideal companion for any upcoming flight, road trip, or a rainy day indoors (with your favorite A24 flick playing in the background, of course).
August 11, 2022 – We’ve made it clear that we’re big Our Place stans (you have too!), so we’re happy to report that your favorite cookware from Our Place now comes in mini versions to spice up your collection. Available in all of Our Place’s classic colors and ideal for frying the perfect egg, hearty soup for one, or reheating leftovers, these pint-sized culinary must-haves prove that big things come in small packages. Use them when you’re feeling just a little peckish or in conjunction with their larger siblings for a full-on feast.
August 11, 2022 – We think sweet dreams are made of Parade’s newly launched satin sleepwear styles. Available in mix-and-match coordinating sets and colorful night gowns, these dreamy silhouettes made of recycled materials are a very elegant way to lounge about the house or get eight hours of shut-eye.