Ben is best known for winning The Block NZ 2012 with his sister Libby. It’s this winning eye for design, creativity and DIY that Ben brings to New Zealand Herald readers every week as a contributing columnist. By day Ben runs an advertising and branding agency with Libby, while also managing to find time to build a dream home with his partner and publish Built For Caffeine, a book devoted to inspiring innovative home design. Originally from a Southland sheep farm, Ben has proudly called Auckland home for over a decade. In fact he thinks we live in the best city on the planet, one that’s only getting getting better by the minute as its rapid regeneration shows little sign of slowing any time soon.