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“Someone was trying to sell me this at The Future Perfect, and I accepted it in because I liked it and it was so cheap,” says Mead. “Then Dave [Alhadeff, the shop owner] saw it and said it wasn’t going to work. I had to call the designer and apologize, and he ended up giving me one. He said it melts in 20 minutes, and you’re supposed to burn it when you need inspiration. It’s some sort of totem. Because I work at The Future Perfect, because of the American Design Club, and because of my ring, people often ask me about for advice about how to sell their work.” In a pile at right: Mead's Forget Me Not rings.