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When she’s carving her lamps, Levine thinks about the shape of the room, about the height at which the pendant will be hung and its distance to the wall. She considers the pattern of shadows and light, and whether it will be right for the space. “You can’t have three walls of polka dots if it’s meant to be a reading room,” she says. “Light is so atmospheric. In half an hour, when the sun goes down, this will be a totally different room.”