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.)
January 4, 2023 – Kids clothier Misha & Puff teamed up with West Elm Kids on a charming collection of children’s home accessories that’ll make the perfect nursery gift for your loved one who’s expecting. In fact, we think bedding aficionados of all ages would enjoy these yellow lettuce-edge sheets that come in a sweet floral print and are available up to a queen-size.
January 4, 2023 – Any fan of Boy Smells’ best-selling LES candle will be glad to hear their favorite scent is now available in an equally vibrant, spritzable version. Bursting with peony blossoms, cardamom spice, cedar, and warm vanilla, this eau de parfum that pays homage to your favorite New York City neighborhood is designed to be genderless—making it the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for anyone.
January 6, 2023 – More than a decade after their initial partnership, Louis Vuitton and Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama have teamed up for a new collection of polka-dot-clad clothing, leather accessories, and more. And while you’ve likely caught a glimpse at the viral displays online, we recommend stopping by the brand’s flagship stores IRL, where you’ll find surreal installations, holograms, sculptures, and giant inflatables bearing the artist’s likeness.
January 9, 2023 – This month, Lulu and Georgia released their latest and greatest—an enviable assortment of furniture made in collaboration with British interiors guru Ginny Macdonald. Emphasizing clean design aesthetics and crafted in rich materials like linen, velvet, and ash wood, the seat-filled collection is brimming with pieces that will stand the test of time no matter how often your decor is evolving.
January 12, 2023 – If your goal for 2023 is refreshing your bathroom into the spa of your dreams, look no further than the latest towel set from Onsen. Designed in extremely luxurious, 100% Turkish-grown Aegean cotton and available in three neutral shades, these ultrafluffy towels are just the thing to elevate your current terry cloth collection.
January 17, 2023 – What could be more fun than stackable dinnerware in a mood-lifting rainbow color palette? To give even the most mundane meals some flair, we’re pointing you in the direction of these recently rereleased sets from Massimo and Lella Vignelli originally manufactured in 1964 by Heller. Plus, they’re shatter-resistant and dishwasher-safe.
January 18, 2023 – For anyone who’s looking for some spice when it comes to their chocolate, Momofuku and Raaka are here to deliver a dose of sweet and spicy in the form of their new chili-infused chocolate bars. Combining Raaka’s single-origin unroasted dark chocolate with Momofuku’s spicy-crunchy chili oil, these savory bars are an ideal get for adventurous gourmands or maybe even the unconventional valentine.
January 18, 2023 – Koala Eco’s newest glass cleaners will leave your windows and reflective surfaces looking spotless thanks to a non-toxic, plant-based ingredients list. Formulated with aromatic peppermint (also known to be a powerful insect deterrent), we like this all-natural cleaner because it removes bacteria and deodorizes—so all you’re left with is maximum shine.
January 23, 2023 – Last week we gave you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Shantell Martin’s newest candle with Joya Studios, and we’re confident it’ll be the next addition to your votive collection. For this special release, an herbal-infused top layer of striking black wax and a bottom layer of musk and floral notes is thoughtfully designed to indicate a specific mark of time. Inspired by the theme of time passing, the British artist created and housed the two-layered scent in a glass vessel screen printed with original artwork in her signature style.
January 24, 2023 – If you’ve been feeling extra nostalgic as of late, Otherland’s new releases are the perfect way to display your burning passion for the 90s. We’re partial to this Dreamlight scent, packed with notes of wild freesia, plush plumeria, and juicy tangerine. Though any one of these candles will surely complement an impromptu dance party to your favorite throwback tunes.
January 25, 2023 – Pistachio ice cream lovers likely won’t be able to get enough of the next release on our list. An ode to the very snackable nut, D.S. & Durga’s newest fragrance is one of the sweetest ways to start off 2023. Added to the brand’s regular lineup after an initial limited release, the fragrance contains top, heart, and base notes of pistachio (duh) complemented by cardamom, patchouli, and sweet vanilla.
January 26, 2023 – In case a wall refresh is in your 2023 plans, we think the newest coverings from accessories designer Lele Sadoughi and WallPops are a cheerful way to add a pattern to your interiors. Even though you won’t go wrong with the quirky gem motif or flowery lilies, we like the look of these sweet-looking bows surrounded by pink blossoms.
January 26, 2023 – Just last week, Amanda Jane Jones and Revival Rugs unveiled a very chic rug collection to freshen up your floor plan. Available in four eye-catching designs, these playful wool designs are perfect for integrating an unexpected pop of color. Our favorites? This juicy-looking tufted pear, or maybe its equally delicious apple counterpart.
January 27, 2023 – For the latest installment of their Tastemaker series, Mitzi tapped creative agency Zio & Sons for a timeless collection of vintage-inspired lighting fixtures. Thoughtfully designed and accessibly priced, we appreciate the versatility of this Gaia Table Lamp, which has an antique brass shade and overall polished look to elevate any space.
January 27, 2023 – Guest on Earth promises “this kit will change the way you clean.” Featuring their newly released Dunes at Dusk Candle, a reusable aluminum spray vessel, two fragrance refill vials of your choosing, and two waffle cleaning cloths, cleaning has never sounded so satisfying. But more about the candle: Hand-poured in Toronto, the coconut and soy wax blend is described as “dark and spicy,” with notes of pine, bitter orange, clary sage, clove and patchouli for a seductive yet earthy aroma.
January 27, 2023 – Towards the end of the month, award-winning author and food writer Jerelle Guy extended her kitchen expertise to a cozy collection with Anthropologie. Filled with elegant dishware, utensils, and other cooking essentials—like this intricate pitcher with a delicate butterfly pattern—the collaboration has everything you need to add a touch of vintage charm to your kitchen for spring.
January 31, 2023 – It’s no secret we love a good-looking ashtray, and if more multipurpose decor is on your wishlist, look no further than the newest design that just dropped at Laundry Day. Inspired by industrial objects, the semi-enclosed stainless-steel fixture created by New York–based Argentine-Spanish designer Alvaro Ucha Rodriguez is easy to clean and easy on the eyes.
February 1, 2023 – If you’re still on a Negroni Sbagliato kick, check out the newly launched Via Carota Craft Cocktails straight from the iconic West Village eatery. In addition to a classic Negroni, you can enjoy a flight of favorites, from an old-fashioned or a manhattan to a classic or espresso martini—no mixing required.
February 2, 2023 – For their third and final partnership with the famed Studio Ghibli, Loewe’s classic designs have undergone a Howl’s Moving Castle makeover. We’ve got our eye on this smokey Calcifer candle that has notes of patchouli, vetiver, roasted hazelnut, cardamom, and incense. Though, if your budget allows, make a bee-line for the leather accessories, which feature Howl, Sophie, and your other faves from the film.
February 3, 2023 – Skaters with a penchant for exceptional home decor will be happy to hear that Eames Office has partnered with Globe on three stylish skateboards, suitable to display in your gallery wall or take to the half-pipe. Our favorite is this maple deck silhouetted with a “Hang-It-All” first designed by Charles and Ray in 1953, though nothing from the four-piece collection is a real miss.