Thursday, 24 February 2011
If there's one thing, aside from the weather, that gets us Brits talking it's transport. I bet one of your conversations so far this morning has involved transport - be it a delayed train, an overcrowded bus or a traffic jam. Whether it's tube routes, motorways or walkways, everyone has an opinion on which route is best. So it's with great delight I present to you this travelcard cushion available (of course!) from the London Transport Museum - where travel geekery meets the comfort of your couch.
Yes, it's a cushion. And it's made to look like a giant train ticket. That is the simple reason for its being, and the reason why it's so delightful. It's made by recent graduate Ashley Allen who was inspired by her daily commute to university. You can buy the cushion screen-printed with a choice of three dates and destinations (slightly confusingly, none of the options are the one shown in the image). I'm cursing the fact I didn't spot these pre-Valentines day, as romantics could purchase the cushion made out as a ticket to either Gretna Green or Rose Grove, both with the date 14 February. Alternatively, you can get the ticket to Greenwich dated 1 Jan 00.
At £29.99, it's cheaper than my monthly travelcard and, while I may not be able to afford an upgrade on my ticket, if I buy this cushion at least my sofa is guaranteed to look first class.