Welcome to another edition of the Drop List, where we, self-proclaimed shopping obsessives, give you the lowdown on the most highly anticipated new products 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 3, 2023 — For anyone trying to mimic the decor of their favorite celebrities, wallpaper is a good place to start. Luckily, Clever-approved paint brand Backdrop recently released new wall coverings to help your space look ready for AD “Open Door.” Our eye is particularly drawn to the Cloisters panel set, which will give your wall the look of a hand-painted mural.
April 4, 2023 — Perpetual tidiers and neat freaks will be glad that spring cleaning doesn’t have to mean drab mops and basic brooms, thanks to the latest from Staff and Clorox. Marrying Staff’s signature whimsy with Clorox’s cleaning products, the two have joined forces to make this friendly-looking mop with a tricolor acrylic handle and serrated grips to hold cleaning cloths securely in place.
April 4, 2023 — The latest coffee table book from A24 and Clever-favorite costume designer Heidi Bivens is the next item on our list of recently released treasures. Exploring the wardrobe of your favorite Euphoria characters, the fashion deep dive includes never-before-seen photos, exclusive Q&As with cast members as well as designers, an introduction by Jeremy Scott, original essays, and even memes pulled from Euphoria Twitter.
April 4, 2023 — These limited-edition mini cacti from A$AP Rocky’s newest home design venture, Hommemade, and Gufram are a very creative way to add some color through decor. With just 99 pieces available exclusively through 1stDibs, the inspiration stems from Gufram’s piece by Guido Drocco and Franco Mello circa 1972, with the same softness and hand-painted details—but miniaturized.
April 4, 2023 — Edited by AD’s senior design editor Hannah Martin and Apartamento’s Omar Sosa, Nicola L.: Life and Art is a look into the historic life and work of French artist Nicola L. (1932–2018). Mimicking Nicola’s boundless work, this book encompasses both an extensive catalog of art and fanzine-like excerpts, including never-before-seen memoirs in which the artist narrates her incredible life as well as personal stories of those who knew her and commentary from those who have connected with her work.
April 4, 2023 — The newest film from Polaroid has us feeling blue in the best way possible. The unexpected result of a chemical reaction in Polaroid’s last existing factory, the brand’s new Reclaimed Blue film features striking shades of blue, despite not using any blue dye at all. Achieving its hue as the film is developing, Polaroid is encouraging photographers and creators to embrace the accidental quality of it all, and to see what unique images they can capture for themselves.
April 5, 2023 — Ranging from bold to delicate scents, the newly extended line of room sprays from Boy Smells are “high”-end for sure. While it all started with the brand’s cult-favorite Kush candle, launched in 2016, three of the inspired scents—Italian Kush, Cashmere Kush, and Cowboy Kush—have now been reimagined as room sprays that can be used in your entire space. We like Cashmere Kush’s heady notes of dried pot flower and molecular wood, elevated with white amber, vetiver, tulip, and powdery musk for a more complex smell.
April 5, 2023 — Newly released bedding at Dusen Dusen is always cause for celebration, and these latest styles are at the top of our linen wish list. Between sheets and coverlets, you could easily replace your whole bed setup with these eye-catching prints—we’d go extra bold and pair this rosy egg coverlet with these striped red and blue Canyon sheets.
April 12, 2023 — In case you’ve already bought your ticket for a certain Greta Gerwig–directed flick premiering on July 21, Ruggable has just the decor to give your home a Dreamhouse makeover. Both subtle and design-forward, this ivory and pink geometric design from the collection catches our eye, though there’s plenty of bolder options including a hot-pink ombré and palm tree-emblazoned print.
April 13, 2023 — To celebrate the launch of her new Chef’s Kiss Hibiscus APM Salt blend, renowned chef and author Zoe Adjonyoh announced she’s partnered with East Fork on a collection of limited-edition pottery. The launch includes serving bowls in exciting muted and colorful glazes from East Fork’s archives, meant to accentuate the salt’s rich tasting notes of citrus, jasmine, and black cardamom.
April 13, 2023 — For a bespoke element to your floor plan, consider Revival’s made-to-order collection of Moroccan rugs, released just last month. With three desert-faded color options inspired by Atlas Mountains flora, each rug can be ordered in custom sizing, and customers are able to work closely with the Revival design team to answer any questions along the way. Orders will then be hand-knotted by Moroccan weavers with locally sourced and very luxurious Moroccan wool.
April 19, 2023 — If sunshine and hot weather can’t come soon enough, the newest outdoor items from IKEA scream summer. There’s lots of nice outdoor furniture that can elevate your backyard like lounge chairs and coffee tables, but we’d make a beeline for the patterned umbrellas, pop-up wind shelters, and comfy chaise lounges that’ll win you “most stylish” at the beach and pool.
April 20, 2023 — We’re melting over this limited-edition gloopy vase released by Seth Rogen’s Houseplant last month. Limited to an inventory of 185 one-of-a-kind vases, each piece is made to Seth’s strict specifications and reimagines your favorite textured glaze as a decorative vessel (perfect for a nice floral arrangement). What’s even better is the brand released a complementary gloopy piece this week as well—the Gloopy Candle, which features notes of bergamot, cardamom, jasmine, and sandalwood in its own totally unique and collectible container.
April 25, 2023 — We sense something in the air, or maybe that’s just this sweet-smelling candle from the newest collaboration between cool-girl pastry chef Natasha Pickowicz and It jewelry brand Catbird. In celebration of Natasha’s first cookbook, More Than Cake, the fresh scent (fittingly called “Backyard Garden,”) diffuses notes of tomato jam, candied herbs, and frilly greens.
April 26, 2023 — Flamingo Estate celebrated the launch of two very exciting collabs last month. First, there was the brand’s release of a very luxe Botanical Pleasures box with Hendrick’s, which included goodies like Hendrick’s floral gin, Rose & Jasmine Pheromone body oil, strawberry and honey fruit snacks, a vinyl record, and so much more. Next, we saw this adorable tomato print Dutch oven with Great Jones, which we think would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
April 27, 2023 — Packed with nine grams of fiber, Olipop’s new watermelon lime lets you enjoy soda without the added sugars. Backed by a team of digestive health professionals, the brand’s mix of fruity fun and traditional flavors (including vintage cola, lemon lime, and banana cream) are the ideal complement to take on beach days and park outings all summer long.
April 27, 2023 — Just looking at the newest lighting fixture from Gantri is making us feel calmer. Designed in collaboration with tech and lifestyle influencer Maisy Leigh, the zen lamp’s angular silhouette was inspired by traditional Asian lanterns, and are available in three different-colored bases as well as small and large sizes to fit into any space.