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.)
October 1, 2021 – Though anyone can cook, it’s definitely easier to master the culinary arts if you have the same tools as the pros. And thanks to this collab between handcrafted cookware brand Hestan and award-winning chef Thomas Keller (of Per Se and The French Laundry notoriety), you just might start feeling like a seven Michelin-star chef in the kitchen (even if the only thing on the menu is a grilled cheese). Use this stainless steel frying pan to achieve a perfect sear on your fish fillets and filet mignons, or even brown some veggies for a certain show-stopping ratatouille dish.
October 4, 2021 – This month, Clever-beloved brand ITA Leisure welcomed fall with the release of their stylish Leisure Chair and Table in a brand-new colorway. Ólífì (which translates to olive in Yoruba), is a warm, grassy green that’s the perfect autumnal outdoor accessory to tote on all your fall adventures, like leaf-peeping excursions, nighttime bonfires, and car camping trips.
October 5, 2021 – Spend your next rainy day indoors huddled in a blanket with a warm cup of chai and a head-scratching puzzle from this collaboration by the puzzle makers at Ordinary Habit and the tea brewers at One Stripe Chai. Released just in time for fall, we think this duo by the two female-founded brands makes for the ultimate cozy starter pack or might even be a lovely gift to pick up in anticipation for the upcoming holiday season.
October 7, 2021 – Civilian Objects is the latest digital retail experience bringing together an impressive slate of contemporary home goods makers and manufacturers in one place. Dreamed up by New York–based architecture and interiors firm Civilian, each object featured in the online shop—like these Italian-made brass hooks and exciting collaborations with brands like Custodian and Atelier Bomba—are meant to fine-tune the daily rituals surrounding labor, recreation, and rest.
October 7, 2021 – This attractive cork planter designed by Lichen and Craighill is modest yet distinct. Made from agglomerated cork with waterproof resin incorporated throughout its body, the Cloud Planter is the ideal accessory that’s neutral enough to fit into any space, while still elevating your houseplants. Just plant it directly in the vessel or drop in any six-inch plant liner for an instantly elegant home decor staple.
October 12, 2021 – For anyone in need of an office space revamp, this new release should pique your interest. One of our favorite artists, Alex Proba, has teamed up with Areaware for an exciting collection of bright vessels to add a pop of color to your desktops. The limited-edition Assembly collection is complete with four stoneware holders designed in homage to Alex’s signature patterns and murals. Plus, they can hold anything, like pens and paper clips, or perhaps even a mini floral arrangement.
October 12, 2021 – Clever-favorite design brand Floyd has joined forces with Sonos to unveil the Speaker Stands: the perfect at-home audio accessories for an unrivaled listening experience and to get your speakers off the floor once and for all. The collaboration comes in the form of not one, but two handsome stands—the One Stand and the Five Stand—both minimally designed in solid steel for the Sonos One and Five speakers, and available in neutral black or stainless steel, as well as a bold shade of blue.
October 15, 2021 – We’re no strangers to the magic of the Instant Pot, but this team-up between our favorite pressure cooker maker and Omsom, the brand bringing robust Asian flavors to your at-home menu, has us running to the kitchen as fast as we can. If you’re looking to add a little bit of spice to your holiday plans, look no further than the the Omsom Flight, which includes all of the brand’s flavors to date AND special Instant Pot–versions of their Vietnamese Lemongrass BBQ, Spicy Bulgogi, and Chinese Mala Salad dish starters—just in case you want to cook up something other than plain old turkey or ham this season.
October 18, 2021 – It’s no secret we love a tufted moment, and this celestial collection from Cold Picnic is definitely worth your attention. Dubbed the Solaris line and drawing inspirations from famed science fiction titles like Andre Tarkovsky’s Solaris and Daniel Pinkwater’s The Guys from Space, the collection of graphic hand-tufted mats, runners, and larger area rugs should give your home an otherworldly feel.
October 18, 2021 – British Nigerian artist and color master Yinka Ilori dropped a new line of stackable plywood stools this week that would make perfectly vibrant additions to your home or office space. In fact, the playful, modular seats are hand-painted in Yinka’s London studio and even come packaged in “art edition” boxes that can be converted and framed as pieces of art in their own right.
October 19, 2021 – We’re always fond of anything from Our Place, and this limited-edition color from the brand has us feeling blue in the best way possible. Available for the cult-followed (and Clever favorite!) Always Pan as well as OP’s newer Perfect pot, this misty, bluish gray dubbed Blanch is the ideal hue to admire, while you cook up all those cozy fall recipes you’ve been saving since summer.
October 19, 2021 – Though you may think of Zara as a destination to shop for this year’s holiday outfits, we’re here to tell you that their newest AW21 home offerings should not be overlooked. Consisting of sophisticated tableware, home decor, and furniture, the collection’s sultry campaign even stars a solitary Chloë Sevigny seemingly confined to a lavish mansion that’s been given the Zara Home treatment. And though it’s difficult to choose just one item from the line we want for ourselves, this very elegant ash-wood frame chair upholstered in linen is quite the scene-stealer.
October 21, 2021 – If it’s time for a pajama refresh, Dusen Dusen has just the thing to up your sleepwear game. The brand’s newest collection of PJ sets come in an array of eye-catching prints and color palettes that you may never want to change out of. So, whether you’re working from home for the foreseeable future, looking for an excellent gift, or just want to binge Netflix in something other than your tired old sweats, this one’s for you.
October 21, 2021 – Get a whiff of this: Snif just launched a trio of smoky and sweet candles that’s perfect to burn, whether you’re going for a relaxed or a sensual vibe with your scentscape. The brand even offers a kit with all three scents from the collection that you can try before you buy. Simply test out the mini samples included in each kit, keep the full-size candles you like (sending back anything you don’t), and only pay for what you keep.
October 22, 2021 – You may already be privy to Reebok’s very cool collaboration with design powerhouse Eames, but the brand is blessing us once more and satisfying our sneaker obsession with its newly released Keith Haring collection. Available today, the activewear company is celebrating Haring’s legacy by bringing his animated work to life on a selection of its very chic sneakers (like these green…