Being in the design business we do like to have in depth discussions about shades of colours whilst stroking our beards, guzzling large quantities of monsoon malabar and listening to the morning delights of Lauren Laverne. So the latest is Vantablack – the new black and darkest of them all (sounds like new Harry Potter enemy). This colour has been developed by a British company, the pigment absorbs 99.96% of light that hits it – impressive! Don’t know if we will be able to incorporate the new black into all our future designs as the artist Anish Kapoor has been given exclusive rights to use it. (bit greedy if you ask me…)