Louis Kahn, The Power of Architecture

New exhibition at the Bellevue Art Museum.

It is organized by Vitra Design Museum and is the first major retrospective of Kahn’s work.

You’ll see pictures and drawings of early works such as single-family houses, but also the Institute in La Jolla, California and the model of the National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Don’t miss the interviews with architects such as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Peter Zumthor, and Sou Fujimoto.

Bellevue Art Museum, 510 Bellevue way NE, Bellevue

Until May 1, 2016


Murals around Seattle

I love Seattle’s many murals. Some consider them graffiti, while others see them as another form of art. They also can be ads. Often painted directly on a wall, the murals incorporate bricks, stones, metal or architectural elements in their designs.

Downtown, a beautiful orca.


another one


On the side of Fremont Studio: Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

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In Fremont, a still life coffee house.


In Fremont again.


In International District, by artist Erik Burke (


In Beacon Hill, on the wall of Kusina Filipina by a group of artists called Matamuros.

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One more in Ballard





Chophouse Row

Chophouse Row is a new alley that opened in May, connecting 11th and 12th Ave between Union and Pike, in Capitol Hill. When you walk through this narrow alley with stores and terraces, you can see the remains of a 1924 building that has been transformed. There is no roof but they kept the beams and old cement.

Along the row you can find amongst others, the neighborhood café Chop Shop, Niche (garden products and decoration hanged like an exhibit), and Kurt Farm Shop (ice cream and cheese). Read my post about the best chocolate ice cream in Seattle

Chophouse row, 11th and 12th Ave between Union and Pike