Black is the new black


This is what we want—an airline that matches my monochrome wardrobe. Star Flyer is Japanese, unfortunately, and I’m guessing that black doesn’t have the same funereal associations in Japan; that livery wouldn’t, er “fly” here. Makes a change from the sky blue monotony that’s the usual colour scheme in aircraft, anyway. PingMag looks at the resurgence of interest in black as a Japanese design choice, from toilet paper to cotton swabs, toothpaste and even black eggs. If you were eating the latter you’d have to be listening to the Nightcrawlers at the same time. And drinking black coffee. But I’d advise that you avoid black pudding; that stuff is just nasty.