Welcome to another edition of The Drop List, where we, self-proclaimed shopping obsessives, give you the lowdown on the most highly anticipated new 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.)
March 1, 2023 — Bokksu, the online grocer and a favorite of senior commerce editor Rachel Fletcher, is here to add some charm to your snack time. In celebration of Sakura Season, the brand recently launched a very kawaii snack box in partnership with Hello Kitty and Friends. Inside each bundle you’ll find sweet and savory goodies, including shrimp chips, biscuits, hard candies, and even a ceramic cup set that’s perfect for tea time.
March 1, 2023 — We think you deserve a treat for braving the winter months. Our recommendation? The newest flavor from Alec’s Ice Cream, a salty and sweet blend of peanut butter, chocolate-covered honeycomb toffee, and fudge swirls. Plus, all of the frozen delights from Alec’s are made using A2 Diary and carbon-neutral regenerative cane sugar—meaning they’re easier on the gut for those with diary sensitivities.
March 1, 2023 — Aesop’s newest offering is designed to transform the energy in your space through a fragrant blend of wood and spice. With this incense set, you’ll be treated to fresh, woody resins of hinoki and warm aromas of of cinnamon and clove to liven up the mood. Priced at under $50, we think this might even make a lovely housewarming gift for someone who’s just finished a recent move.
March 7, 2023 — Wellness brand Sidia announced its newest scent offering this week, just in time for spring. Stored in a hazy lavender and moss green ombré vessel, and affectionately labeled “Soaked,” this fragrant mix of grapefruit, spearmint, thyme, juniper, and more is designed to emulate “the meditative magic of morning times,” as well as a reminder to us that “new discoveries are always unfolding.”
March 7, 2023 — Early in March, the brand behind the Insta-famous Always Pan released a cast-iron version of its Perfect Pot, designed to replace eight pieces of traditional cookware—including your stock pot, dutch oven, sauce pot, roasting rack, steamer, colander, braiser, and spoon rest. And if you need more persuading, you’ll remember we said its sibling, the cast-iron Always Pan, “works as well as it looks.”
March 14, 2023 — Cold Picnic released new bath mats this month, and the delightfully abstract designs are bursting with personality. Handmade in India from 100% organic cotton and featuring nonslip backing, each bath mat feels and looks like a unique piece of art. In fact, if you can’t bring yourself to use it as intended, we think it’s worthy enough for a spot on your gallery wall as an unexpected art piece.
March 15, 2023 — Cool-kid genderless fragrance brand Dedcool launched new lotions and washes in three of their best-selling scents this month. It’s perfect for anyone who’s looking to touch up their fragrance while on the go, and we think you’ll want to grab one (or a few!) to experience your signature scent (Taunt, Milk, or Red Dakota) in a fun new way.
March 16, 2023 — H&M Home launched a second installment of their For the Love of Art collaborations in March, featuring the visions of two different female creatives this time: South African artist Lulama Wolf and American artist, poet, and author Amber Vittoria. We’ve got our eye on the lovely tufted items in the collection—like this neutral rug that’s under $500 and even has matching throw pillows you can purchase too.
March 16, 2023 – A friendly-looking frog candle from Redoux and Collina Strada is possibly the most charming way to add some color to your interiors for the new season. While you may be hesitant to burn it, just know that the hand-poured wax amphibian diffuses calming notes of sandalwood, orange blossom, ginger, amber, and saffron into your space.
March 17, 2023 — This delicate milk jug with a tongue-in-check illustration by artist Nick Cave will be a quirky addition to tea time or your morning coffee fix. To accompany the capsule, there’s also an installation on display in London’s Dover Street Market that features personal touches referencing Nick and his wife Susie’s home. There you’ll also find other pieces from the collection—including T-shirts, hats, and some jovial porcelains.
March 21, 2023 — Herman Miller’s newly rereleased Alexander Girard Originals prints are just the thing we want for our next art refresh. Reproducing new iterations from the designer’s original screen prints, these modern artworks maintain the essence and integrity of their predecessors, while offering a new age twist. We like this interesting circular repetition in an eye-catching shade of red for just about any room in your space.
March 22, 2023 — Obsessed with Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s home? We certainly are—which is why the items from the recent collab between Nate and home decor brand mDesign are high up on our spring wish list. Featuring a thoughtfully designed collection of bedding, bath, and organization items, we think the collection has just what you need to bring some understated elegance into your home, the Nate way.
March 22, 2023 — Smelling fresh as a daisy this spring is easy with the newest detergents from one of our bedding go-tos, Brooklinen. The home brand already makes some of our favorite sheets, comforters, and pillows (Sleep Week recap here), making it only natural that we plan on integrating the detergents (fragrance-free, dream clean, and herbal clean) into our wash days ASAP.
March 23, 2023 — Next up on our list of new releases is this collab from USM and Chicago-based mixed media artist Noel Mercado. Entitled One And The Same, the collection is an exploration of “the relationship between process and function and the difference between handmade and machine-made,” as well as an embodiment of Noel’s philosophy that anything can be a canvas. Spanning over 40 handmade items, we have our eye on the limited-edition wearables from the collab—or maybe even this charming newsstand that’s perfect for housing your favorite mag.
March 24, 2023 — Boy Smells and Kin are helping you achieve total zen with their newest collaboration. Featuring three limited-edition Boy Smells scents inspired by Kin Euphorics’ lineup of adaptogen-filled drinks (happiness-triggering Turn On, energizing Restart, and calming Dropout), these pairings feature “innovative patented scent technology,” specially designed to illuminate your neural pathways and enhance your mood.
March 24, 2023 — Japanese loungewear brand Gelato Pique released a third and final collaboration with Eames in March to keep you extra cozy for the remaining chilly weather. There’s lots of printed tees, fuzzy hoodies, and even coordinating sets for design aficionados to peruse through, though we like the thought of cozying up at night with this rainbow-checkered throw blanket and a good show or book.
March 27, 2023 — This colorfully dyed Kopak mattress from Goodee’s recent team-up with design brand Tensira is the statement piece your home has been looking for. With the shared goal of creating thoughtfully made offerings for sustainable homes, this natural partnership combines playful checks and stripes made by Tensira’s tie-dye experts, including the brand’s first-ever tricolor tie-dye, exclusive to Goodee.
March 28, 2023 — Lucky for us, there was lots of newness to shop at J.Crew last month. In addition to launching new bed and table linens in adorable Liberty prints, the brand teamed up with Clever crush Olivia Cheng and her NYC-based brand Dauphinette on an exclusive array of eye-catching patterned apparel that’s perfect for beach and pool season.
March 29, 2023 — Clever-approved design expert Athena Calderone launched a new incense burner with Cinnamon Projects, and it’s swoon-worthy, to say the least. Elegantly minimalist and designed to cleanse any and all spaces, pair your favorite new tabletop accessory with these clay-, iris-, palo-santo-, and saffron-scented incense sticks from the collab for the full, calming effect.
March 29, 2023 — If spring is calling for a total decor makeover, Leanne Ford’s Crate & Barrel collection is full of enviable pick-ups for both your indoor and outdoor spaces. Though there’s lots of furniture we’re adding to our virtual cart (like this versatile concrete side table), this dinnerware (available in a full set) is an affordable way to shake up your kitchen in a small but meaningful way.
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