Wednesday 3 October 2012

Time-lapsing Cuca

As I mentioned before, we have decided to make a documentary to capture the process of creating Cuca. Today we spent the morning deciding the location and procedure to make a time-lapse video of the entire construction. 

Time-lapse is a photography technique whereby a camera takes a sequence of photos with an interval of time between each image. The interval can be anything from less than a second to a day or more. When the images are played back the interval of time is speeded up creating a shorter time. Here you will see a beautiful example of this type of video about my hometown, Salamanca:

There are quite a few factors to take into consideration when planning for this type of video: the length of the project, the speed of each step of the construction, the capacity of the memory card, the battery-life, the height of the building, frames necessary for the whole video, etc. Raymond, our photographer, is assisting us in this project and with him and his team we analyzed the drawings and layout of the restaurant and decided the exact place where we will fix the GoPro camera. We will soon install the pole to house the camera and start the shooting!

Friday 28 September 2012

It "wood" matter

After countless visits to our favorite wood shop in Bali selecting furniture for our new home, we have come to establish a lovely relationship with the family who runs it.

A beautiful rocking chair this shop made for us

We absolutely love their end-product so we made up our mind and today we took a step further… We had a long and intense meeting where we revealed to them our ideas for Cuca’s chairs and tables. They always show a deep knowledge of both the properties of the wood and the functionality of the furniture and on top of it during our meeting today they seemed infected with our enthusiasm so we feel in the right hands sharing our ideas. Now it all depends on their quotation but hopefully we just sowed a seed for the growth of Cuca. Will keep you updated!

The whole family participating in the meeting

Factory at the back of their shop

Thursday 27 September 2012

Sanur Village Festival 2012

Sanur is a stretch of beach in southeast Bali, about 30 minutes drive from the airport, which has grown into a little town in its own right. It contains quite number of hotels and resorts and it is the type of place where hip Europeans who have outgrown the party scene go to recharge. 

It is also one of the most popular beaches among the Balinese and home to the annual Sanur Village Festival. This year’s event kicked off yesterday and we were there to check out the food bazaar as well as to support The Gangsa, an exclusive villa resort part of Kayumanis family.

Ibu Agustini, the GM of The Gangsa 

The evening was clearly a success and apart from trying the tasty pork ribs by The Gangsa, we found out about a local company which produces great liqueurs. This was quite a finding as “local” is one of Cuca’s mottos. 

If you are in Bali, we recommend you to drop by Sanur, the festival lasts until Sunday!

Great evening atmosphere