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.)
Muller Van Severen for Hay
August 16, 2021 - Muller Van Severen has teamed up with beloved Danish design brand Hay for a carefully considered line of colorful furnishings, lighting, and accessories. Dubbed the Arcs Collection, the limited-edition offerings consist of the Arcs vase, Arcs shade, and Arcs candleholder, all finished with a distinguishable scalloped-edge motif. The collab offers MVS fans rare access to the the Belgian design duo’s minimalistic wares, which have previously been available exclusively through design galleries.
August 16, 2021 - Our Place, every influencer’s favorite cookware brand, has unveiled the Perfect pot, their biggest launch since the cult-favorite Always pan. Designed to do “everything from boiling to baking, crisping to steaming” and available in an array of muted colorways, this handsome pot is sure to become your go-to kitchen companion (especially when the time for serious holiday cooking rolls around).
The Bouqs Co.
August 16, 2021 - The Bouqs Co. unveiled its first-ever dried flower collection this week. The brand’s latest offerings of guaranteed-to-last blooms include six signature dried bouquets you’ll never need to worry about watering. Though you can’t go wrong with any of the arrangements, we’re partial to the Amethyst bouquet that’s filled with purple orchard grass, gypsophila, violet baby’s breath, dark green eucalyptus, and white bunny tails.
Dusen Dusen Towels
August 17, 2021 - We think the newest edition of striped towels from pattern guru Ellen Van Dusen clean up quite nice. The brand’s latest collection reimagines their signature printed towels in bold jewel tones like jade, opal, ruby, topaz, and agate; plus each towel is made of 100% brushed cotton terry, reversible, and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified.
Madhappy x Mr. Chow
August 17, 2021 - Optimistic streetwear brand Madhappy has teamed up with restauranteur and interior designer Michael Chow for an especially uplifting collaboration celebrating the historic influence of famed eatery, Mr. Chow. Incorporating the work of legendary artists Ed Ruscha and Cy Twombly, the collection’s charming offerings of hoodies, sweatpants, T-shirts, hats, and more is a must-cop for fans (and marks the first time Ruscha’s work has been used commercially for apparel). A happy bonus: Select proceeds from the capsule are being donated to the Stop AAPI Hate Foundation.
August 17, 2021 - Meet the reBowl by Material: an eco-friendly, all-purpose bowl made using recycled plastic and renewable sugarcane. Available in three very on-trend shades of clay, azure, and sand, the kitchen staple is BPA-free, dishwasher-safe bowls, and uses zero virgin plastic. The reBowl also carries on the legacy of Material’s cult-favorite reBoard, which has saved 25,000+ pounds of virgin plastic to date.
August 17, 2021 - Here’s a release that totally makes the cut: Misen’s newest kitchen shears. Backed by the brand’s lifetime guarantee and 60-day trial period, these comfortable and precise stainless steel shears are more than your run-of-mill scissors. Use them to snip herbs, cut the perfect slice of pizza, or even crack crab shells at your next seafood cookout.
August 17, 2021 - In celebration of self-care, the good candlemakers at Nette have released the ultimate relaxation kit to make sure you “Take Good Care” of yourself. Included in each set is a Japanese-made lighter, a luxurious silk scrunchie, and, of course, one of Nette’s sweet-smelling candles: all the ingredients needed to transform your own space into a tranquil oasis.
Ordinary Habit x Alex Proba
August 17, 2021 - Our affinity for board games runs deep, but we also can’t say no to a good puzzle. Spend a relaxing afternoon indoors piecing together this very good collab from Ordinary Habit and German-born multidisciplinary artist and designer Alex Proba, whose colorfully stimulating work can only be described as mood-lifting. And just for kicks, why not throw the matching pillow into your virtual cart too?
August 18, 2021 - Courant, who makes some of the most aesthetically pleasing chargers around, have just upped their game with a linen collection inspired by and created specifically for the home. Dubbed the Essentials line, the Belgian-linen-wrapped tech accessories come at a more affordable price point than their leather-bound predecessors and are available in stylish neutral colorways like charcoal black, natural off-white, and camel-colored tan.
Crate & Barrel x Shinola
August 18, 2021 - Crate & Barrel and expert watchmaker Shinola just launched a limited-edition collection spanning 115 furniture, lighting, and home decor pieces. For their first venture into the home category, the Detroit-based brand opted for handsome leather accents, playful geometric patterns, and natural wood finishes to create pieces that look stylish but are still very functional, like this sturdy-looking wood armchair.
Casa Bosques x Rafa de Cárdenas x DeVonn Francis
August 19, 2021 - Casa Bosques is the brainchild of Mexico City-based designer Rafael Prieto, who sought to spotlight Mexico’s cultural connections to chocolate. Since its creation, the brand has worked with artists, culinary gurus, and creatives to release sweets in distinct flavors like enoki and shimeji mushroom, as well as castile flower with pistachio. This latest collaboration is a special treat: It comes from Prieto, designer Rafael de Cárdenas, and Brooklyn-based artist and chef DeVonn Francis, who worked collectively on a line of bars inspired by Black artists with all profits being donated to the Okra Project.