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Atik: Eccentric mix of vintage objects in Studio City

July 8, 2009 |  3:32 pm


With its provocative collection of one-of-a-kind furniture, art and objects, Studio City’s Atik is a bit like a Blackman Cruz for the San Fernando Valley. Creepy skulls are scattered throughout the store. An antique acupuncture doll is displayed with its needles underneath a Portugese crab pot turned into a lamp. Owner Janet Bertolus worked in antique jewelry for years and amassed a collection of quirky items so large, her husband encouraged her to open a store. Her formula? "You can’t buy what’s popular," she says, though the skulls did fly off the shelves for Father’s Day. "Rock stars like their skulls," she laughs. "Even the 65-year-olds."

When asked what happened to a beautiful collection of catcher’s masks I saw months ago, Bertolus said Robert Redford had bought them. For a few more photographs of Atik, click to the jump.






-- Lisa Boone

Photo credit: Lisa Boone