Sinister Seven

Written by Bapsy Rozario on . Posted in Fabrics for curtains, draperies, bedcovers, cushion covers & etc, News, Press, Press Releases, Wallcoverings & Wallcovering Painting

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19th September 2016

Too many throw pillows
A few cushions tossed on your sofa or pillows placed on your bed might feel like you are adding the cosiness of the room but actually too much of everything zaps you of energy and even clarity. You’ll end up fussing about putting that many cushions back in their place, worrying about washing so many covers after a few weeks, etc. And there’s the issue about pet dander getting stuck on the eight cushions of your two-seat sofa! Perhaps, less is more!

Random Madness
Who does not like hand-me-downs especially if it’s from grandmother or a grand aunt? Tableware often goes the second-hand route but amassing a collection of random plates and glassware in disparate styles, colour and form might put you in disarray. Tableware with floral motfis does not necessarily sit well with garish ’70s funky-coloured versions. Solo side plates with a hue that does not match any of your current pieces, will be the odd one out. The best way is to properly take stock of what you have before accepting those hand-me-downs. Even if you have accepted something you don’t like, perhaps you could give it to someone who appreciates it more.

Colour Flux
Do you know the colour of your room, if wrongly chosen, can affect your mood and eventually make you feel frazzled? Pick a lick of colour that is calming such as blues, greys or whites. You might want to dedicate soothing hues in the bedroom to lull you to sleep. Just don’t pick a sunny yellow for the bedroom or you’ll end up feeling energised all the time when you’re supposed to sleep!

Prints Please?
Prints are lovely – damask, floral, graphic, patterns – but putting them all in one room will definitely give you a visual headache. Mixing and matching is a good rule to follow when decorating your room but when you have three varied prints clashing in the room then you might want to relook at it.

Shelf Life
Sure bookshelves are the perfect way to display your prized possessions from travels afar. Other than books and precious home accessories, adding to many items might make your space feel cluttered. That visual clutter can increase your stress hormone without you realising it. This was a finding conducted by the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, UCLA, United States. The best way is to have less, keep the quality objects and you’ll love your new space even more.

No Thanks
Owning uncomfortable seats in the house – an armchair from your previous home, or a second-hand sofa inherited from your relatives – are not only taking up space at home, they hurt your back when you sit on them. So why have a piece of furniture that you don’t use but merely decorate? Donate or give away those seats and buy brand new ones that give you good comfort and add statement to your space.

Out of the Closet
The secret is out: if you’re planning to have a walk-in closet or any built-in closet for that matter, ensure it is well designed with racks for clothes, drawers for smaller items, etc. Frantically searching for items if you’re late for an appointment will surely raise your cortisol levels, giving you mental duress which could be avoided.

For more details of the product, please contact:
Goodrich Global (Headquarters)
Marketing Department | Goodrich Building | 8 Changi South Lane, #05-01| Singapore 486113 | T: 6787 8787 | F: 6788 7733 | E: info@goodrichglobal.com | Mon to Fri: 9am to 6pm S&S: 1030am to 7pm | Closed on Public Holidays

For Media Enquiries
Ms. Jean Leong | Head of Marketing
T: 6586 8763 | F: 6304 7236 | E: jean.leong@goodrichglobal.com.sg

Green Fingers

Written by Bapsy Rozario on . Posted in News, Press, Press Releases, Wallcoverings & Wallcovering Painting

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16th September 2016
GRASS
Expert 1 (E1): Sandy Soh, Terrascapes LLP, www.terrascapes.com.sg

Sandy Soh started out as a plant enthusiast and hobbyist with a penchant for unique and exotic species, he soon found himself creatively inspired. His early experiments with “garden-scaping” in the homes of friends and family members birthed Terrascapes LLP, a bespoke design and landscaping firm that specialises in combining aesthetics with sustainability. His projects may be viewed islandwide such as landed properties in Sixth Avenue, Bukit Timah to Woodgrove. Not one to rest on his laurels (frequent collaborations with award-winning architects to create green sanctuaries), Sandy has now entered the import and retail market for rare and unusual plants such as succulents from temperate countries.

Q: Can I have a patch of grass even if I don’t have a landed property?
E1: Yes, basically if you’re creative, anything is possible even if you had a small balcony. Grass is easy to grow and can be grown on shallow plastic turfs that hold soil. These turfs can be joined to create a patch of grass anywhere. Just remember that grass requires full sun so a shaded area is not recommended. There are mainly types of grasses used for landscaping in Singapore, namely, carpet grass, pearl grass and cow grass. When selecting grass, choose the greenest and lushest leaves. You can even grow a grass patch on your condo’s balcony. It takes some creativity and improvisation.

Q: What about a simple tree to grow at home?
E1: Frangipani (Plumeria) trees are reasonably easy to grow but they require full sun, minimum 6 hours or more. They can be grown in a large pot and tucked into a corner to provide some shade. Their colourful and fragrant flowers add an interesting visual counterpoint to a balcony or landed garden. Frangipani can cost from $60 for small rooted cuttings of about three feet tall to $250 for small trees to over $5,000 for old and larger specimens.

Q: What are the pros and cons of growing such trees?
E1: Frangipani requires frequent watering when they are planted in the ground. They prefer a well-draining media and take note that overwatering can lead to rot. They also get infected by pests seasonally and require spraying of insecticide. Removing infected leaves will help.

CACTI
Q: I heard cacti are easy to grow because they require little maintenance, is this true?

E1: Choosing the right cactus is important. Some are montane (inhabiting mountainous regions) and require extremely cool temperatures at night. It also means that they are not suitable for growing in Singapore unless you bring them into your air-conditioned room every night. The good news about growing cacti is that they require very little watering. It is easier to kill your cactus from overwatering which leads to rot. Therefore, under-watering your cactus would be the best. They do need lots of sun though and some growers even use artificial lighting to grow them, especially apartment dwellers.

Q: What are the pros and cons of growing such plants?
Cacti and succulents do not need constant watering and can survive not being watered for two weeks or longer, however, most of them do prefer lots of light. Dry-growing plants can also be susceptible to pests such as mealy bugs and scales.

Q: Are they suitable in high-res flats where it is windy?
E1: Windy environments create good air circulation which is good for such plants. The only issue is that there might not be enough light if the apartment block does not face the sun.

Q: I heard cacti don’t require fertiliser, is it true?
E1: Most cacti and succulents are relatively slow growers and some collectors/ growers believe that they should not be forced to grow faster than they should, however, I feel that occasional fertilising of these plants with slow-release fertilisers will help these plants to grow better and healthier.

Q: I also heard cacti don’t have many pests so it’s not required to spray pesticides, is it true?
E1: Some cacti and succulents do get mealy bugs or scales but these can be easily eradicated with regular pesticides.

INDOOR PLANTS – FLOWERING & NON-FLOWERING
Expert 2 (E2): Boo Chih Min studied botany at the National University of Singapore and previously worked at the National Parks Board where she co-authored the 1001 Garden Plants of Singapore book. She set up a company called Uvaria Tide which specialises in providing selection, plant supply and science-based consultancy for sustainable and ecologically orientated, multidisciplinary projects, mangrove restoration, rainforest restoration, vertical greenery, rooftop greenery of native plants in urban landscapes and forested areas. She recently co-wrote another book Plants in Tropical Cities, available at leading bookstores.

EASY-TO-GROW FLOWERING PLANTS
Q: Any tips on growing Petunias?

E2: Petunias are annuals meaning that they are not expected to last for long term. They are best grown under bright but not direct sun. When the stems of the petunia grow long (or what we call leggy), trim back to length of 5cm or so to encourage new sprout and achieve a more compact form. You can propagate your next generation of Petunia through stem cuttings before they die off. Keep the soil/medium moist but well drain.

Q: Any tips on growing African Violets and Gloxinia?
E2: Both African violets (Saintpaulia ionantha) and Gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa) are good for indoor and air-conditioned environments. They have hairy leaves, and the leaves are best kept dry to avoid rotting (a condition well provided in dry air-condition area). Water the plants carefully without wetting the leaves – you can do so by placing the pot plants on tray of water for the water to sip into the soil through the bottom. They do best in bright but not full sun area, like next to the window. Both African violets and Gloxinia can be propagated by leaf cuttings. Take a leaf, with leaf stalk, and insert the leaf stalk into sterile medium for seed propagation and keep it under shade. Baby plants will sprout from the end of the leaf stalk that is buried in the medium. Remove and repot the baby plant into individual pots to get your new plant. Keep the soil/medium moist but well drained.

GROWING PLANTS FOR FOLIAGE
Q: Are there any easy-to-grow indoors plants for foliage?

E2: Most indoor plants are generally selected as they grow well in shade. There are many foliage plants that require full sun but will not do well in indoor conditions. Scindapsus pictus is a good choice. Scindapsus pictus is hardy due to its thick leaves and robust growth. The common pest of indoor plans will be scales, aphids and mealy bugs. Isolate plants with pest problem away from other healthy plants, discard if necessary (once infected, it is pretty hard to eradicate the pest totally). Eradicating pests can be done through biologically, friendly and natural means such as crushed garlic infused in a bottle of water and then misting the plant. There are other over-the-counter chemicals and sprays, if you wish to opt for that but check for the hazards if you have young children at home.

Q: Any fertiliser required?
E2: Application of fertiliser once per month (or according to instruction on the fertiliser bottle) can be administered to flowering and non-flowering plants. If unsure, you can lower the concentration of the fertiliser from that recommended and adjust the concentration upward gradually and check that your plants are reacting positively to the fertiliser. Generally, plants like to be fertilised on a weekly basis with a weak fertilising solution.

For more details of the product, please contact:
Goodrich Global (Headquarters)
Marketing Department | Goodrich Building | 8 Changi South Lane, #05-01| Singapore 486113 | T: 6787 8787 | F: 6788 7733 | E: info@goodrichglobal.com | Mon to Fri: 9am to 6pm S&S: 1030am to 7pm | Closed on Public Holidays

For Media Enquiries
Ms. Jean Leong | Head of Marketing
T: 6586 8763 | F: 6304 7236 | E: jean.leong@goodrichglobal.com.sg

Wallcovering: Memphis Linen, Symphony, J Josephson

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16th September 2016
In the Home of the Blues, Memphis Linen is as classic as the musical crooners themselves. A timeless, vintage fabric-look wallcovering collection that harmoniously accompanies a rich medley of 24 colors like greys, taupe, champagne, burgundy, lime, sage and neutrals, to name but a few.

54”/ Type II / 20 oz. LOW VOC
Physical Properties
Weight: 20 oz. PLY/620 G/PLM 13.3 oz. PSY/451 G/PSM
Backing: Osnaburg Width: 54 in./137 cm
Match: Reverse, random
Custom colors, weights, and micro venting available
Meets or exceeds Federal Specification CCC-W-408D for Type II Wallcovering

Fire Safety
• Class “A” fire rated – tested in accordance with ASTM E-84 Tunnel Test
• Passes Class “A” NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
• Passes NFPA 286 Corner Burn Test

Environment & Health
• Contains 10% recycled content
• Certified to NSF/ANSI 342 Sustainability Assessment;
ask distributor for details
• Meets California Section 01350 IAQ test requirements for wallcovering
• Can contribute to LEED EQ 4.1 point for low-emitting materials,
adhesives, and sealants, if used with low VOC adhesives
• Can contribute to LEED MR 5.1 point for regional materials

Antimicrobial Features
Symphony® wallcoverings contain antimicrobial additives to resist the growth of mildew and bacteria and pass ASTM G-21. These additives will not prevent mold growth if residual wall moisture is in excess of 4% and/or is allowed to accumulate in or behind the walls. All Symphony® wallcoverings can be perforated, with a 30 yard minimum requirement, for enhanced permeability. This product is intended for use in buildings that are properly designed and maintained to avoid moisture infiltration, condensation and/or accumulation at wall cavities and wall surfaces, particularly in warm, humid climates.

Click here to view our wallcovering catalog
Click here to view our wallcovering products

For more details of the product, please contact:
Goodrich Global (Headquarters)
Marketing Department | Goodrich Building | 8 Changi South Lane, #05-01| Singapore 486113 | T: 6787 8787 | F: 6788 7733 | E: info@goodrichglobal.com | Mon
to Fri: 9am to 6pm S&S: 1030am to 7pm | Closed on Public Holidays

For Media Enquiries
Ms. Jean Leong | Head of Marketing
T: 6586 8763 | F: 6304 7236 | E: jean.leong@goodrichglobal.com.sg

Wallcovering: Viva, Symphony, J Josephson

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15 September 2016
Viva wallcovering takes center stage with its debut of a fresh horizontal emboss. Its refined cement grain is the backdrop for the shimmering, tip-printed metallic strokes. Rough luxe never looked so glamourous. Viva comes with 24 lavish colors including Bright Lights, Scarlet Sway and Vegas Nights

54”/ Type II / 20 oz. LOW VOC

Physical Properties
Weight: 20 oz. PLY/620 G/PLM 13.3 oz. PSY/451 G/PSM
Backing: Osnaburg Width: 54 in./137 cm
Match: Reverse, random
Custom colors, weights, and micro venting available
Meets or exceeds Federal Specification CCC-W-408D for Type II Wallcovering

Fire Safety
• Class “A” fire rated – tested in accordance with ASTM E-84 Tunnel Test
• Passes Class “A” NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
• Passes NFPA 286 Corner Burn Test

Environment & Health
• Contains 10% recycled content
• Certified to NSF/ANSI 342 Sustainability Assessment;
ask distributor for details
• Meets California Section 01350 IAQ test requirements for wallcovering
• Can contribute to LEED EQ 4.1 point for low-emitting materials,
adhesives, and sealants, if used with low VOC adhesives
• Can contribute to LEED MR 5.1 point for regional materials

Antimicrobial Features

Symphony® wallcoverings contain antimicrobial additives to resist the
growth of mildew and bacteria and pass ASTM G-21. These additives
will not prevent mold growth if residual wall moisture is in excess of 4%
and/or is allowed to accumulate in or behind the walls. All Symphony®
wallcoverings can be perforated, with a 30 yard minimum requirement,
for enhanced permeability. This product is intended for use in buildings
that are properly designed and maintained to avoid moisture infiltration,
condensation and/or accumulation at wall cavities and wall surfaces,
particularly in warm, humid climates.

Click here to view our wallcovering catalog
Click here to view our wallcovering products

For more details of the product, please contact:
Goodrich Global (Headquarters)
Marketing Department | Goodrich Building | 8 Changi South Lane, #05-01| Singapore 486113 | T: 6787 8787 | F: 6788 7733 | E: info@goodrichglobal.com | Mon
to Fri: 9am to 6pm S&S: 1030am to 7pm | Closed on Public Holidays

For Media Enquiries
Ms. Jean Leong | Head of Marketing
T: 6586 8763 | F: 6304 7236 | E: jean.leong@goodrichglobal.com.sg

Wallcovering: Safari, Vycon, J Josephson

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14 September 2016
Safari, a low 52” Type II, low VOC wallcovering was inspired by chunky weaves found in worldly exotic markets. A wide range of natural fibers, such as raffia and sisal, evoke thoughts of traditional straw hats. Nineteen desert-inspired colors mimic hand-dyed neutrals and pairs with Safari Sun

Physical Properties
Weight 20 oz. PLY / 620 G/PLM 13.3 oz. PSY / 451 G/PSM
Backing Osnaburg
Width 54 in. / 137 cm
Match Reverse, random
Meets or exceeds Federal Specification CCC-W-408D for Type II Wallcovering

Fire Safety
Class “A” fire rated – Tested in accordance with ASTM E-84 Tunnel Test
• Passes Class A NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
• Passes NFPA 286 Corner Burn Test

Environment & Health
Contains 10% recycled content
• Certified to NSF/ANSI 342 Sustainability Assessment; ask distributor for details
• Meets California Section 01350 IAQ test requirements for wallcovering
• Can contribute to LEED EQ 4.1 point for low-emitting materials, adhesives, and sealants, if used with low VOC adhesives
• Can contribute to LEED MR 5.1 point for regional materials

Antimicrobial Features
Vycon wallcoverings contain antimicrobial additives to resist the growth of mildew and bacteria and pass ASTM G-21. These additives will not prevent mold growth if
Residual wall moisture is in excess of 4% and/or is allowed to accumulate in or behind the walls.

All Vycon wallcoverings can be perforated, with a 30 yard minimum requirement, for
enhanced permeability. This product is intended for use in buildings that are properly
designed and maintained to avoid moisture infiltration, condensation and/or accumulation at wall cavities and wall surfaces, particularly in warm, humid climates.

Click here to view our wallcovering catalog
Click here to view our wallcovering products

For more details of the product, please contact:
Goodrich Global (Headquarters)
Marketing Department | Goodrich Building | 8 Changi South Lane, #05-01| Singapore 486113 | T: 6787 8787 | F: 6788 7733 | E: info@goodrichglobal.com | Mon
to Fri: 9am to 6pm S&S: 1030am to 7pm | Closed on Public Holidays

For Media Enquiries
Ms. Jean Leong | Head of Marketing
T: 6586 8763 | F: 6304 7236 | E: jean.leong@goodrichglobal.com.sg