A Touch of Darkness

From Kara Mann, even more objects of desire

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Unless you are in the biz, you probably haven’t spent much time in interior designer Kara Mann’s lair—a dark, sophisticated showroom on the lofted fifth floor of a River North office building. Mann, who represents such hard-to-find lines as Casamidy and Blackman Cruz in Chicago, has recently upped her selection of accessories. If you want a touch of her goth sensibility, there’s no better place to start. (Pieces are available by special order through the showroom.)

Kara Mann, 119 W. Hubbard St., 312-893-7592.

1. Blackman Cruz Sisyphus bronze bookends, $1,900


2. Casamidy Altamura wrought-iron pedestal mirror, available in 18- , 20- , and 26-inch diameters; $750 to $1,150



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