The cork plantations are in the south of the country [Porto]. As our flights were to and from Lisbon this meant some serious driving, on the wrong side of the road, to get everything done and not miss our flights. Somehow we managed to achieve what we set out to do and got some great footage of the harvest and the first stage of cork processing. We also shot some film at the facility producing our prototypes but were going to hang on to that until we launch. Needless to say there are a few tweaks to be made here and there on the prototypes to make them perfect but on the whole were really happy with them. Over the next few days Ill be uploading some of the images that we took when we weren’t filming. Hopefully it will give a bit of an insight into the early stages of cork production.

When we arrived in Portugal it was around 9 o’clock in the evening. We decided to pick up the car and head into Lisbon and see what the city was about. Sadly, we didn’t have too long there before we had to shoot off towards the cork fields in Praa do Comrcio and the rambling intricacy of the tiled streets. One minute we were lost down a winding graffiti-laden alley, the next we would find ourselves in a plaza filled with midnight socialites. The city is one of the oldest in the world, predating London, Paris and Rome and as such has a brilliantly irregular charm to it. Im looking forward to going back there to spend a bit longer investigating the place.