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PetSafe’s Passport Pet Door, Tèo Teaspoon, and more

PetSafe’s Passport Pet Door
Keep out strays with a pet door that only opens for animals wearing Passport collar tags. Each tag can be programmed to limit your cat’s or dog’s comings and goings.
From $230, petsafe.net
Source: Popular Science

Trudeau Glass-Drying Mat
The swirling ridges of this silicone mat allow air to circulate under just-washed drinking glasses, preventing “that unsightly fogged-up effect.”
$10, colbrookkitchen.com
Source: Real Simple

The C-Pump
This one-handed soap dispenser qualifies as “a bit of a revelation.” Press down on the lower half of the C with the back of a dirty hand, and the soap drops right into your palm.
$15, josephjoseph.com
Source: Saveur.com

Tèo Teaspoon
Transferring a tea bag from cup to saucer “usually makes a mess.” This stainless steel spoon does away with awkward puddles by letting you wring out the bag as you remove it.
$26, alessi.com
Source: TrendHunter.com

Cashmends
Mend holes in a favorite wool sweater—“no sewing skills necessary”—with these iron-on cashmere adhesives. The patches are available in a wide variety of styles, from “professorial” herringbone to “cheeky” Band-Aids.
From $14, stellaneptune.com
Source: New York magazine

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