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.)
June 1, 2022 – Earlier this month, Lego and MoMA teamed up to give Van Gogh’s impressionist masterpiece Starry Night a playful makeover with this 3D rendering consisting of over 2,000-pieces (and a mini Vincent figurine!) If you’re planning a fun night in, we recommend gathering up a group of friends, maybe a bottle of wine (or two), and spending the night navigating this grown-up puzzle together.
June 1, 2022 – For Pride Month, 1stDibs tapped the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art to curate an edit of art, photography, furniture, and more, showcasing a diverse spectrum of LGBTQ+ artists whose works celebrate queer identity. While several pieces in the collection are splurge-worthy for sure, this understated, yet impactful artwork by Félix González-Torres (who will be featured in the museum’s upcoming fall exhibit, “Indecencia”) is a particular standout that can easily blend in with your existing decor.
June 1, 2022 – Something that brought a smile to our face earlier this month was this collab between New York–based brand KULE and West Elm. If you’re in need of an uplifting set of throw pillows, towels, or perhaps a sentient bath mat, look no further than these items—emblazoned with a smiley face and stripes—in a very cheery collection designed by Nikki Kule.
June 1, 2022 – Looking to take a plunge? This festive plunger from Staff is just the thing to give your bathroom a mini facelift. Available in metallic purple, orange, blue, or green—and complete with an equally sleek (and sanitary) drip tray—Staff’s latest and greatest is here to challenge the notion that cleaning products can’t be both functional and fashionable.
June 7, 2022 – Adding a pop of color to your handbag rotation is easy with the latest collab from Marimekko and Mansur Gavriel. Marrying the Finnish design house’s playful prints with the New York—based brand’s superior leather craftsmanship, the collection’s lineup of totes, bucket bags, and pouches are sure to bring just the right amount of whimsy to your summer ensemble. We’d opt for this versatile bucket bag, both a very wearable silhouette and a cheeky homage to strawberry season.
June 7, 2022 – We think a dreamy tile coaster like this one from Golde and Subtle Art Studios is the chicest way to protect your coffee table against water rings. Handcrafted in San Francisco in a Golde-inspired superfood colorway, these glassy tabletop accessories are a summer must-have when you’re sipping on your morning matcha or favorite cacao turmeric latte blend.
June 7, 2022 – Branche is a new name in the foodie world that’s setting high standards for ingredient sourcing and flavor with its just-released artisanal olive oils. The brand, founded by former software developer Carlos Agudo (who tasted 100+ olive oils from all over the world before landing on a recipe from Tabernas, Spain), has oils that are meant to be the star of the show. Not sure where to start? We think it’s a nice idea to add a drizzle of this buttery No. 2 to summer salads or maybe even a few scoops of ice cream.
June 7, 2022 – This collab between Jacobsen Salt Co. and Fly By Jing has us feeling salty in the best way possible. Combining JSC’s superior kosher sea salt with FBJ’s handpicked Sichuan tribute peppers, add a sprinkle of this special condiment when you want to add a little bit of heat to just about any recipe—from thirst-quenching cocktails to your favorite spicy summer dishes.
June 9, 2022 – When we asked AD staffers about their favorite LGBTQ+ owned brands for Pride month, more than one name-dropped Boy Smells items as must-haves. Plus, we’re happy to report that last week, the inclusive brand debuted its Marble Fruit candle for Pride, inspired by the uniqueness and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community. As an added bonus, 15% of sales from the Marble Fruit candle and Genderful Fine Fragrance will also be donated to support the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s efforts.
June 9, 2022 – Any Sanrio collector or Hello Kitty fanatic will want to check out the latest from Baggu, where the beloved cartoon cat and her cohort of friends have given a mood-lifting makeover to a few of the brand’s most popular silhouettes. Feeling torn on what’s worth a cop? We’d spring for this protective laptop case, which features both cheery Sanrio motifs and cushioned support.
June 10, 2022 – In case you missed out on Reebok’s very cool collaboration with Eames last year, we’ve got some good news. For their latest installment, the activewear company is honoring the lasting influence of the Eameses by integrating the design powerhouse’s celebrated work with two wearable silhouettes. The newest drop is comprised of two stylish Club C sneakers—one designed in Eames-quality wood grain leather and the other taking cues from the iconic Eames’s coloring toy.
June 15, 2022 – Korean candle brand Elorea translated its fresh fragrances into an equally robust lineup of coconut wax candles for summer. If you’re looking to switch up your scent-scape for the season, this floral Heaven scent, which is a romantic fusion of rose, lily of the valley, jasmine, green tea, sandalwood, and more, is our favorite.
June 15, 2022 – Ghetto Gastro’s newest release is here to challenge anyone that claims they’re not a breakfast person. The latest offering from the cool-kid food brand is the deliciously rich Sovereign Syrup, a sustainably harvested blend of organic dark maple, sorghum, and apple cider syrups that’s ideal for drizzling on morning waffles or a delectable short stack to start the day.
June 16, 2022 – If your outdoor lighting scheme just isn’t cutting it, allow us to introduce you to the newest from Houseplant. Built to be compact, discreet, and very stylish, the Stack Lantern has fifteen hours of rechargeable battery life to light the way wherever your path leads. With a hidden ashtray built in the lantern’s base and a handy leather strap for easy carry, the toughest decision you’ll face is deciding where to take it first.
June 16, 2022 – Diehard fans of A24 and quirky candle collectors will want to check out the latest wax creation from Joya Studio, made in homage to Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s epic, Everything Everywhere All at Once. “Scented for laundromats and multiverses,” this 3D wax replica of Deirdre Beaubeirdre’s Auditor of the Month award (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) is the ideal olfactory experience when you’re looking for a sensory escape.
June 17, 2022 – Quintessential California brand Stüssy has teamed up with Copenhagen-based Tekla on a second collection of homewear and accessories—including luxurious sheets, enviable pajamas, and stylish beach towels. We’d use the opportunity as a rare second chance to snag the percale bedding in a hand-drawn stripes motif—a design that demonstrates the natural cohesion between Tekla’s signature Scandinavian sensibilities and Stüssy’s surf roots (and the matching PJ set too!)