The Dropdown: New from Bokksu, Diaspora Co. x East Fork, Bowlcut, and More | Architectural Summary

Welcome to another edition of The Drop List, where we self-proclaimed shopaholics give you a look at some of the most anticipated releases and intriguing launches from the past few weeks. We hope you’ll think of it as a one-stop-shop for discovering your favorite new brand, emerging designer, or fun collaboration right off the bat. (And, if you fancy even more clever content, don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter.)

April 22, 2022 – Bearaby, which makes a really nice weighted blanket, has branched out to add a line of equally soothing weighted pillows to its wellness product line. Made from the brand’s latest innovation, ‘melofoam’, this breathable and fully biodegradable knotty accessory is made from eco-friendly Sri Lankan sap-based rubber and designed to provide long-lasting stress relief.

April 22, 2022 – Forget the basic black, sterile steel when it comes to your kitchen utensils. A few weeks ago, Caraway released two limited-edition colorways for its high-quality kitchen accessories made in collaboration with dynamic artist and poet Amber Vittoria. Now available in pink and turquoise with fan-favorite gold handles, the non-toxic set comes with three essential pans, a sturdy dutch oven, and even three custom painted prints by Amber.

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Caraway The Artist Capsule

April 22, 2022 – If you’re the type to put everything under the bed, Open Spaces is here to bring much-needed organization to your life. Anyone who has limited storage space or is looking to maximize their closet space will want to take a look at the brand’s newest helper: underbed storage bins. Made of neutral-hued canvas with sleek leather handles and a sturdy double zipper, these totes are perfect for storing extra bedding, winter gear, or anything else you want to keep out of reach.

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Open Spaces under bed storage – Set of 2

April 25, 2022 – While you may have already heard about Bokksu’s superior snack offerings from our Trade Editor, Rachel Fletcher, we’re happy to announce that the brand recently launched an in-store store for brands founded in Asia in honor of AAPI Heritage Month. Curated by Bokksu Founder and CEO Danny Taing, Bokksu Grocery’s Asian Heritage Shop offers a range of hand-selected tasty bites from some of Danny’s favorite contemporary food start-ups, like this almost ready-to-eat oatmeal in a delicious taro bubble tea flavor.

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Yishi Oatmeal Cup: Taro Bubble Tea

April 25, 2022 – Anyone looking to create a calm vibe in their space will want to check out Lulu & Georgia’s new spring line. Dubbed ‘Organic Harmony’, the collection draws inspiration from Japandi’s minimalist design, resulting in a diverse range of furniture and decor to transform your home into a truly serene space. We love the clean lines and natural finish of this versatile linen sofa from the collection. If you want more or less seating, it’s the ideal choice and comes in four different sizes and two neutral shades.

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April 26, 2022 – If you’ve been manifesting a tropical beach vacation, Otherland’s latest collection of Beach Club candles should help light the way. We love this “Nectar Pop” scent, filled with notes of mango, coconut cream, and chili salt. Although any of these candles will surely put you in “vacation mode” without having to set foot outside the house.

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Beach Club Nectar Pop Collection

April 26, 2022 – Even if you don’t like pyrotechnics, a stylish match attacker will surely generate some interest at a friendly gathering. New from the design minds of Craighill, this cast iron lighter is the perfect companion to pair with your favorite candles, canna-goodies or keep on your table as a conversation piece.

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April 26, 2022 – Last week, New York-based design studio and curatorial platform TRNK launched a very cool home design collaboration with Studio Anansi called Fawohodie (the Ghanaian word for independence). Drawing inspiration from the relationship between traditional African aesthetics and Western modernism, the nine-piece collection strikes an interesting balance between dynamic geometric shapes and airy materials like plywood and loop.

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April 27, 2022 – For their latest artistic collaboration, Great Jones has teamed up with Sherród Faulks of ceramic studio DEEP BLACK to handcraft a set of limited-edition spoon rests designed to complement Great Jones’ The Whole Grain Family wooden utensils . Available in two shades: blueberry and olive, you can turn to this set to add a pretty pop of color to your tabletops while you prepare decadent dishes and tasty treats.

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The whole grain family and spoon rest

April 27, 2022 – During Earth Month, Phaidon collaborated with IKEA on the book Us and our planet: this is how we live. Created as an “inspirational study” to further explore living more sustainably, the book describes homes, workplaces and shared spaces across the world, from Mexico and Moscow to Bali and Beirut, investigating today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges while offering insight into the road ahead.

Us and our planet: this is how we live

April 28, 2022 – Diaspora Co. and East Fork marked the end of April with a chai kit collaboration that combines each brand’s dedication to their respective craft and mutual admiration for the other. Chai lovers will be delighted to know that each kit contains everything you need for the ultimate chai experience, including Diaspora Co. chai masala, black tea and jaggery powder, plus a strainer and two East Fork x Diaspora Co. Chai Kulhads limited editions in a romantic shade of rococo pink.

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April 30, 2022 – Stylish pet owners looking to spoil their furry companions can turn to Susan Alexandra’s new range of charming collars and leashes. This watermelon-inspired set is our personal pick for the season, though any of the brand’s hand-beaded creations are sure to earn best-dressed status for your four-legged friend at the pet park. .

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May 1, 2022 – Earlier this week, Buffy added a new foam pillow to her line of cute sheets and other sleeping essentials. Made from sustainably sourced natural latex and designed to provide natural relief to hot sleepers, this breathable and supportive pillow is the perfect sleep companion to help you get your eight hours of uninterrupted beauty rest.

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Buffy natural moss pillow

May 3, 2022 – Founded by the children of first-generation Chinese restaurateurs, BowlCut is a new brand of Asian American condiments launched here to spice up your cooking routine. Lovingly named after the ’80s hairstyle, founders Crystal Ung, Adrian Ng and Will Kang grew the brand at the height of the pandemic and a huge wave of hate crimes against the AAPI community. For its initial launch, the brand unveiled three delicious sauces, including this tasty char siu barbecue mix, that will take any ordinary dish to the next level.

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May 3, 2022 – Wellness brand Vyrao announced its new fragrance this week, just in time for summer. Stored in a beautiful porcelain container and lovingly labeled “Wonder”, this fragrant blend of lemon, mandarin orange, vanilla, and more is designed to create intention and made to inject a “sense of release and sensual calm.” in your space.

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May 4, 2022 – It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Jake Arnold, and luckily for us, the creator revealed his highly anticipated collaboration with Parachute this week. Standouts include a velor lumbar pillow he calls “the best addition to any bedspread,” and we absolutely adore this airy linen robe in a neutral-toned floral print.

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