Bus seat, Brighton & Hove bus (c) Kristen Bailey 2009
I love the various moquette fabrics used to upholster bus, coach and train seats. One day I'd like to have an armchair upholstered in one.
Take look at the amazing patterns available from Holdsworth Fabrics and Blackpool Trim Shops. There are also samples in the London Transport Museum archive and a Transport Upholstery Patterns group on Flickr.
You can actually buy furniture upholstered in specific London Transport moquettes through the London Transport Museum shop - though sadly a £600 armchair is beyond my means! More affordable are the moquette-print homewares available from Tranport for London's shop.
* SONG OF THE DAY: My Drug Hell - Girl At The Bus Stop *