Thursday, October 31, 2013

Built for Caffeine by Ben Crawford

Published by Beatnik Publishing on 1 November 2013 in Hardback, RRP$49.99

A true celebration of Kiwi café culture, featuring some of New Zealand’s best-loved cafes, nationwide.

In the land of the long black and flat white, it’s no surprise that some of New Zealand’s most innovative and original design is found in our cafés. In Built for Caffeine, Ben Crawford explores the beautiful, inventive and sometimes quirky interior design from 20 of favourite cafés nationwide, from Rawene to Auckland, to Tauranga and Cambridge, to Taupo and Wellington, to Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin.

And if it works in a cafés, why not a house? Built for Caffeine contains Ben’s interviews with the owners, architects and designers of each café, retelling their inspiring stories before translating their fit-out features into design ideas and tips that you can use in your own home.
Beautifully constructed, and featuring more than 400 of Ben’s stunning images, this book is sure to become a coffee-table staple, captivating homemakers, design lovers and cafés aficionados alike.

‘Written in Ben’s typically approachable style, he makes creative design accessible to the man on the street,’ – Herald on Sunday
‘Full of inspiration, Built for Caffeine reveals that fresh interiors and good coffee are often found in the same place.’ – Your Home and Garden

About the author
Ben was born and raised on a sheep farm in Southland. He made the move to the big smoke in Auckland in 2006 to pursue a career in marketing and has progressively turned more metro every year since.
He’s also pretty handy behind a camera, teaching himself the art of photography many years ago. Since then he’s completed paid commissions around New Zealand and overseas, including Fiji and the USA.
He runs an advertising agency with his sister Libby, creatively called Libby & Ben. Built for Caffeine combines Ben’s love of design, photography and coffee into one beautiful concept.

For more information about Ben and his photography visit:

Meet Ben:

Saturday 9 November - AUCKLAND

11.00 – 11.20am         Freedom Furniture Wairau Park Store
                                    19 Link Drive, Wairau Park, Auckland
Ph:  (09) 443 3199

12.30 - 12.50pm          Freedom Furniture Newmarket Store
77 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland
Ph:  (09) 976 7900

2.00 - 2.20pm              Freedom Furniture Mt Wellington Store
                                    Building 3, Apex Mega Centre
393 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, Auckland
Ph:  (09) 573 0907

Sunday 10 November - HAMILTON

11.00 – 11.20am         Freedom Furniture, Hamilton Store,
                                    211-219 Anglesea Street, Hamilton
Ph:  (07) 839 7660

Thursday 14 November – CHRISTCHURCH

11.00 – 11.20am         Freedom Furniture, Christchurch Store, Book Signing
                                    Homebase Retail Centre, 201 Marshland Road, Christchurch
Ph:  (03) 983 4000

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