New Home, Fresh Start

When we first started Blak Labs back in 2010, we couldn’t afford an office. Our workspaces were coffee shops in Dempsey and dining tables in our homes.

We didn’t know what the future would hold, or if we would be in business long enough to have our own address. So our first business card just featured mobile and email.

IMG_7353

As luck would have it, things started to happen for Blak Labs. Clients took a chance on us. From Maybank to PayPal, we picked up projects and started growing the team. We needed somewhere central to meet and were lucky that a mate had some desks free – which we willingly borrowed.

And while they were at the top of three flights of stairs, those desks and facilities were invaluable until we needed space of our own.

Finding the right place for your gang can be tricky. Especially when each place on property sites can be so misleading.

IMG_7356 2

What one person likes, another finds inconvenient. And what pictures online fail to show is actual size and usability. When we eventually found Pahang Street near Arab Street, we all agreed it was a space to try. Simple – wood floors, shophouse location, an upstairs unit with a mezzanine floor, tiny kitchen and a single loo. It was perfect – a space we could all live with. Until we outgrew it once more.

IMG_7358Our next space on North Bridge Road was twice as big. Two shophouse upper levels side by side. Meeting rooms, a pantry and dining area. Chill spots and workbenches. Plenty of room for growth. Until we were almost sitting on each other.

Luckily for us, the partners had put a deposit on two adjacent units at a new development. We’ve invested in comfort and utility. There is still room for growth. And experimentation.IMG_7366

How will we perform in this new space? Will it be filled with ground-breaking ideas? Will clients be clamouring to come through the front door? Will they like the vibe?IMG_7364

Only time will tell! #06-76, a new chapter begins

Blak Labs brings service to life for City Serviced Offices

CDL 2City Serviced Offices, a subsidiary of City Developments Limited providing business workspace solutions for everything from start-ups to multi-nationals, has launched a new campaign via independent agency, Blak Labs.

The campaign features intriguing stories detailing exceptional service from the
City Serviced Offices team, based on actual experiences with clients.

“Beyond office spaces, it’s our uncompromised approach to service that’s made us famous over the last 10 years,” says Annie Abraham, Vice President of City Serviced Offices. “No request is too small and our dedicated team takes pride in delivering results with a personal touch, so tenants can focus on what’s most important – growing their business.”
CDL 4CSO 1“Each ad in the campaign is a true account of how the City Serviced Offices team made the impossible truly possible,” continues Charlie Blower, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Blak Labs. “If you find these stories remarkable, you’ll understand why ‘service’ is their middle name!”

The campaign breaks this quarter across strategic outdoor sites in the central business district, together with a refreshed website and printed collaterals.