Tips on How To Find the Perfect Air Hockey Table

Buying an air hockey table for your home is not as complicated and as difficult as it may have been several years back. But picking out the perfect table might be somewhat confusing because there are so many variants to choose from.

For instance, air hockey tables come in a whole range of sizes and dimensions. There was a time when it was impossible to buy a table for home use because it came only in one size and it would never fit your den or living room. Today, that is not even an issue anymore because you would only have to measure the space where you intend to put the table and then pick out the one that would fit the area perfectly. With many different sizes to choose from, you will easily find the right table for your home or business establishment.

Commercially available tables also come in a spectrum of colors and designs. Some are flashy and modern while others are old school and traditional. It all depends really on a person’s taste and on the design of a person’s house or establishment. For instance, a table with a sleek ergonomic design would fit perfectly in a house with modern architecture while a vintage table would look spectacular when it is placed together with antique furniture.

Some tables fancier than others. Of course, these cost a lot more than the basic and simpler ones. These expensive variants have special features like overhead electronic scoring, table lights, blacklight and internal puck drop systems. They are generally more beautiful and very impressive. If you are working on a tighter budget, then you should just do away with the extra features and forget them for now and go for the basic variety instead. After all, you can always buy accessories and install additional features later. There are also many accessories available for dressing up tables which is a great way of putting a personal touch to it.

One thing that you should never scrimp on is the air blower mechanism. Different varieties also come with different kinds of air blowers. The air blower is essentially responsible for the air that allows the puck to glide along the surface of the table. The best air blower is that which is commercial-grade and this is what you should invest on. Getting an inferior type will cause the puck to have difficulty in gliding. While it may cost you a bit more, you will never go wrong with this choice.

If you don’t have the slightest idea on where to buy one, the internet is always a good place to start looking. Many online companies sell air hockey tables and offer competitive prices. Make it a point to compare the different features and determine which company offers the best price including shipping charges. If you don’t mind getting a used table, you may also check out online listings for those who have tables that need new homes.

Source by Seomul Evans

It was Tamara de Lempicka's boldly coloured, highly stylized and erotic paintings that attracted my attention when I was a teenager and ultimately sparked my love affair with Art Deco. Characterized by classic Art Deco styling - angular forms, bold, bright colours and exuding an ultra-glam, super-sexy vibe - her paintings are by far the most recognizable of the Art Deco era.

Her life was as deliciously decadent as her paintings. She was born in Poland on May 16, 1898, married and moved to Russia at 16 and escaped the turmoil of the Russian Revolution at 20 with her Russian husband, Thadeus Lempitzski. They had one daughter, Kizette, who was frequently featured in her mother's famous paintings. They divorced shortly after de Lempicka learned of her husband's sordid affairs with a multitude of women.

She attended the Académie Ransom from 1925 to 1939, studying under the famous painter, Maurice Denis. Her work was first exhibited in Paris at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Less than two years later she won the first prize at the Exposition International des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux.

This catapulted her to celebrity status and all of Europe's high society coveted a portrait painted by the gorgeous and gifted Tamara. She led a scandalous(!) lifestyle and was rumored to have slept with many of her male and female 'subjects'.

She married Baron Kuffner, one of her patrons, in 1933 and together they escaped Paris to Hollywood in 1939. They moved to New York in 1943, where she began to experiment in abstract art and still life. A negative review of one of her exhibits, and the death of her husband in 1962, led her to abandon painting once and for all.

There was some renewed interest in her paintings during the Art Deco resurgence in the 1970s, however, de Lempicka had fallen into a depression and retreated from public life at this point. She moved to Mexico in 1978 and died there in 1980.

Tamara de Lempicka's paintings are more popular than ever today and she is considered to be one of the most famous and most admired of all the Art Deco artists.

Source by Marta Etynkowski