From psychedelic cargo bikes and rapid-prototyped jewelry to the iPad and its many accessorial descendants, the products that’ve caught our eye over the past 12 months blast through the notion that design can’t rebound from a recession. Designers have had to learn to make do with less, and, as the assorted gadgets and housewares and curios shown here attest, consumers are better off for it. What follows is a slideshow of our favorite gear from 2010. Get ready to revise your shopping list (and maybe take out a second mortgage).
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