Capitol Hill, Seattle
Robin Wehl Martin opened her adorable blue- and white-trimmed jewel-box cookie shop Hello Robin last December on the “it” corner of 19th and Mercer…
First of all, it is about the cookies – more specifically, it is about Robin’s amazing talent for making delicious cookies that seem to transcend the category altogether.
Second, odd as it may seem, while cookies are a terrible building material choice for anything larger than a gingerbread house, they are remarkably useful if what one is building is a neighborhood. Long before Hello Robin was a gathering place on 19th, Robin’s cookies were one of the key ingredients bonding the neighborhood.
Third, yes, Robin is two time winner of Seattle’s Whoopie Pie Bake-off.
Fourth, no one knows Robin like Clay knows Robin.
Fifth, no one believes in Robin like Clay believes in Robin.
Sixth, Mētis was lucky enough to have the opportunity to join with Robin and Clay and Graham Baba Architects in attempting to figure out how to translate all of this into a space that could do justice to Robin’s cookies and their place in the neighborhood. The result is a light, airy, and playfully detailed space done in robin’s egg blue and white that places Robin and the baking process center stage.
Seventh, if you have yet to try Robin’s cookies, you must.