Jadis is the brainchild of Parke Meek with partner Susan Leiberman, who met while working at Eames, and later began their own furniture business. The focus of the business gradually became more and more narrow with a focus on scientific curiosities that evolved into a prop rental company. You have probably seen some of the items housed here in X-Files episodes, Batman and Robin, and Waterworld. The storefront window, located in Santa Monica, features a replica of Fritz Lang's Metropolis robot.
It is now open to the public for a whopping $1 admission fee to shuffle through this life-size wonder cabinet, which is highly recommended!