I also visited Nathan Thomas of Nathan Thomas Studios during my last trip to New York - love that he looks for the unique in everything he designs, his work is bold and dramatic.  A preview of this passion for bold color can be seen in the above photo of us with Ava!

Visiting Reber Design Architecture PLLC/Paul Reber Architect in New York City!

Out in New York City today with David Lucido of Eddie Lee, Inc. interior Design!

Out in New York City today with David Lucido of Eddie Lee, Inc. interior Design!

The Ava Diaries: New York City, Part Two

Today’s line up of fabulous NYC firms in Part Two of the Ava Diaries: Pepe Lòpez DesignNeal Beckstedt Studio and AJS Designs. Enjoy!

Here I am with Pepe Lòpez! New York Mag says that Pepe Lòpez designs incorporate

 ”clean rooms with an artful sense of color and connoisseurship.” 

Thanks for visiting with me Pepe!

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At the Neal Beckstedt Studio with Mr. Beckstedt himself… :-)

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A beautiful living room interior by Neal Beckstedt Studio:

Project - East 85th Street Residence- 

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And here we are with Jackie, Julie and Ravit at AJS Designs!

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Below is an AJS interior that was featured on NBC’s hit show, SMASH! Great job AJS!

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Also, check out this AJS light sculpture done with Rodger Stevens. Awesome!

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Thank you to all of the firms I met with this round in NYC! You all make it a joy to do my job! See you next time! 

The Ava Diaries: New York City, Part One

Ava and I hit the streets of New York City again to meet some truly wonderful designers. 

Part One of the Ava Diaries featuring Bohn Associates. Check them out!

Bohn Associates is a full-service architecture and design firm dedicated to creating “environments that make space a place”. I pulled a few “new home” favorites from their site so you can see the scope of their work.

Check out this aerial!

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Loved the lighting in this staircase! Mirrored paneling multiplying the light all the way down.

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This new home takes the cake! Check out the floor to ceiling windows all around. I can’t imagine how beautifully lit this is at sunrise.

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One of my favorite photos of the trip happened while I was at Bohn. Adorable!

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Thanks to everyone at Bohn! Looking forward to working with you all soon! 

Hello all! 

I have been wanting to blog about this for a while and here it is! (note: Our tumblr has been inaccessible for a while so please excuse the tardy posts this week) 


The extremely talented interior designer, Thomas Bucherie, created this outdoor dining space for Chicago’s Dream Home 2012. Bringing together the top designers in Chicago, this event resulted in nine beautifully designed rooms with the proceeds benefitting Almost Home Kids

I was so excited to see the "Ava" star in this beautiful outdoor dining design!

Here is a video of Thomas talking about the space. His favorite part of the setting? Find out here! 

Also, you can visit the Dream Home until December 9th in Chicago’s Design House at the Merchandise Mart. :) 

Ava Keeps it Weird in Austin!

I received some snapshots from David Sutherland’s Houston sales rep Susan Elias today. They are SO fun! Check out the Ava “keeping it weird” in Austin near Mark Ashby’s office! :)  Thank you, Susan!

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Ava In the Big D!

Last week I received photos of the Ava making its way around Dallas with David Sutherland’s amazing representative Richard and my publicist Meredith of Ligné Agency. I absolutely love watching my lamp getting introduced to so many different people. The reactions are always so unique and genuine. The adventures in the world of lighting and design never cease to amaze me!

Here is the Ava being presented to Valerie (far right) of Barbara J Vessels Interiors Inc, along with Richard and Meredith. 

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At Duncan, Miller, and Ullman they loved the Ava so much they took it around the whole office! Unfortunately, we missed a snapshot of that! Special thanks to Chris and Abbey for their enthusiasm! 

Reggie, Katie, and Dona of Waldrop+Nichols Studio welcomed the Ava with open arms! You can see them scoping the lamp out below with Richard followed by a camera shy Dona hiding behind the Ava’s shade. 

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The last Live.Anywhere. introduction of the day was at Phelan’s where the Ava met with Hector, Amy and David. Below you can see a picture of Megan (Ligné Agency), with Amy and Hector. 

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I love Texas! Can’t wait to be back there myself. A big thank you to Richard of David Sutherland and all of the wonderful designers who welcomed the Ava in Dallas! 

Linda and Ava’s Adventures!

Just stopping in to share a few more pictures with you all of myself and the infamous Ava Live.Anywhere. travelling wireless lamp! 

We have had quite a few exciting trips in the past month. I was so fortunate to run into one of my dearest old friends, Todd Avery Lenahan, while I was in Las Vegas. Todd and I used to work together at Disney Imagineering while I concepted theme lighting for Disney’s theme parks. His talent has set him apart as one of the most sought out designers in the design industry. He loves innovation and understands the process to make this happen, as well as the many unlimited applications. He gets it! Thank you Todd!!!

Here is a photo of myself with Todd and the sweet Sandy Sutherland. Her wrap is crocheted out of soda caps! So awesome! 

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Another photo of Todd and I. 

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I was also very grateful to receive photos of the Ava travelling around with my representatives in Houston. The Ava made stops at Creative Touch, Shabby Slips, and Dodson and Daughter. Thank you all!

Here are some more photos of the Ava taking its tour around Houston, doing what it does best! 

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The Ava just finished breaking into spring with a tour around Dallas! Pictures coming soon!!


In the City of Lights!

Live. Anywhere. is in Vegas this week with the lovely Sandy Sutherland of David Sutherland showing the lamps all over town.  

First stop was with Colour, Inc, who work mainly in high end residential design. Colour, Inc, is revered for their continuos ability to create original spaces claiming to not have “a look” but rather create every project from a blank sheet of paper. 

Here are a couple of photos of their beautiful interior work. 

Golden Eagle Residence

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Penthouse at Park Towers

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I had a wonderful time meeting with Megan Baker (left) and Abbey Thompson (right) featured below.

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Project photos from www.lvcolours.com.

Next stop, Steelman Partners! 

Steelman Partners has worked all over the globe in all forms of entertainment design with their Sarno award-winning casino architect and owner, Paul Steelman.

Their completed projects and future concepts are full of light!

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Steelman Concept. Check out that live image lighting! 

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Arlene Steinhauser and I pictured below. Thank you, Arlene!

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Project and Concept photos from www.paulsteelman.com.

Last stop, Cagley and Tanner!

Cagley and Tanner call themselves “Modern optimists”, creating spaces that are both emotionally exciting and comfortable for their guests. 

Mirage Villas, Las Vegas. 

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VIP Karoake Room in Shanghai, China.image

Myself, Jennifer Hallmark (center) and Ajla Kopcic (right). Thank you ladies!

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Project photos from Cagley and Tanner’s Facebook page. 

So great meeting everyone and hearing about all of your exciting projects! Can’t wait to work with you all in the near future! Thank you for making my time so enjoyable in Vegas!