Welcome to the 2022 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.)
We have a lot to catch you up on since we last saw each other in 2021–start scrolling for the best launches of the past months.
December 5, 2021 - First up, we’re ringing in the new year with some beautifully packaged bubbly! If you’re a fan of Champagne or Prosecco but wary of opening up a whole bottle only for it to go flat, Usual’s 6.3 oz single-serving bottles are making sparkling wine an every-occasion drink. Crafted from sustainably farmed grapes with no sugar or additives, this light and crisp brut combines notes of lemon, elderflower, and bergamot to make every day a celebration.
December 5, 2021 - South African decor brand Mo’s Crib is also here to bring a little unexpected flair to your organization and decor setups. Earlier in December, the eco-friendly, women-founded brand shared new styles and colorways of their handmade and upcycled designs—including this PVC water pipe laundry basket in chic jet black.
$120.00, Mo's Crib
December 6, 2021 - Launched just last month, Jolie is a new beauty wellness brand that’s removing chlorine and other damaging chemicals from your water one showerhead at a time. Designed to provide maximum water coverage and backed by a 60-day money-back guarantee, this NSF-certified filter with six stylish finish options uses best-in-class filter technology to improve your hair and skin by eliminating harmful water pollutants.
December 7, 2021 - Going dry for January isn’t a problem thanks to Lyre’s newly launched agave spirit alternatives. Paying homage to classically made tequilas with aromatic notes of citrus, peppers, pine, spices, and oak, Lyre’s Agave Blanco and Agave Reserva are here to deliver a nonalcoholic twist to all your margaritas and palomas without sacrificing flavor.
December 9, 2021 - If 2022 is the year you transform your space with smart home tech, Amazon’s got just what you need. Last month, the brand released the newest Echo Show 15, compatible with Alexa and equipped with tons of customizable widgets and apps to help you stay organized, connected, and entertained through the new year. Whether you’ll use this smart display to keep your to-do and shopping lists organized, easily bring up recipes, stream your favorite programs, or even monitor your Ring devices, the tech-savvy Echo is sure to help you live a little “smarter.”
December 9, 2021 - In 2021, Clever-favorite multidisciplinary artist Alex Proba teamed up with the education-focused nonprofit Toni Garrn Foundation to lead a series of digital art workshops with young female students at Wioso Senior High School in Ghana. Through the virtual experience, a collection of 27 handwoven rug and poster designs (like the beautifully abstract Merci rug) were created with 100% of the proceeds from sales going to the Toni Garrn Foundation, which focuses on girls’ education initiatives in Africa.
$425.00, Proba Home
December 9, 2021 - Set the vibe right in 2022 with Yowie’s first (and very charming) foray into lighting. The Tiny Table Light—made in collaboration with California-based Gantri and inspired by mushrooms, Disney’s Fantasia, and flower petals—is the mini desk, shelf, or tabletop accessory that’ll automatically brighten up any space.
December 12, 2021 - For any of you who couldn’t get enough of Gustaf Westman’s curvaceous wiggle furniture and decor last year, we’re pleased to announce the Swedish designer has recently released a third installation of the internet-famous Curvy mirror in a micro size. Available in red, light blue, pale yellow, and pink (with more colors coming in 2022), the handcrafted, lacquered wood mini mirror can be easily mounted to or leaned against a wall, and is perfect for small and large spaces alike.
€420.00, Gustaf Westman
January 5, 2022 - Com is the newest body-friendly tool from sexual wellness brand Dame focused on delivering both comfort and power to users. After gathering feedback from their community of testers, Dame sought to create a new kind of ultra-comfortable silicone wand that offers quiet vibrations, multiple pleasure functions, and different intensities delivered by powerful motor technology. What resulted was Com: the lightweight, waterproof self-pleasure tool that follows the natural curves of your body and the first from the brand to be doctor-approved.
January 5, 2022 - If, like us, you don’t plan on letting go of the checkerboard fad anytime soon, spruce up any area with this limited-edition rug from Nordic Knots and Abigail Bell Vintage. Handwoven in 100% New Zealand wool for a long-lasting, ultra-soft feel, the classic yet modern design combined with the soft pink (ABV’s signature color) and cream color combo is easy to match with your existing decor and hard to resist.
$495.00, Nordic Knots
January 5, 2022 - Vitruvi introduced two new, calming colorways of its long-lasting Stone diffuser that’ll keep your room smelling fresh from morning to night. Designed for large rooms and with a run time of up to eight hours, the Stone is now available in on-trend Eucalyptus and relaxing Lavender, both versatile enough to blend in with any decor theme or to start off 2022 on a serene note.
January 11, 2022 - Meet our new main squeeze: Graza’s premium olive oil that now comes in easy-to-handle and oh-so-cute squeezable bottles. The nutrient-dense, Picual olive-based extra-virgin olive oil is crushed, pressed, and filtered to produce mouthwatering (yet affordable) fresh olive oil that’s never blended. Drizzle, dip, or cook with it for the perfect recipe starter or finishing touch.
January 12, 2022 - For anyone looking to replace their cheap, smelly plastic shower liners once and for all, Outlines is here to help. Outlines is a newly launched brand with a mission to keep your house clean using high-quality, aesthetically elevated, and less wasteful household items. Their debut product, the Outlines Shower Liner System, is made from nontoxic PEVA and cotton canvas, and comes with the guarantee you’ll only have to replace the part of the curtain that’s actually dirty, when needed.
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest