Home: Happier Homemaking

There are many paths to domestic bliss. For us, it was an innovative iron and some curvy plates. TIME previewed dozens of new products set to debut March 12 at the 2006 International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago. Here are some of our favorites.

THIS ONE HAS LEGS If you leave the Oliso iron ($99) face down and remove your hand, it springs up to rest about an inch off the board to prevent scorching, tipping and awkward wrist twisting. Touch the handle, and the legs retract.

SPARKLE WITHOUT THE SHINER The Screwpull Cork Catcher ($20) helps you open a...

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