September 23, 2012 Your Home // Kitchens & Baths

Milton fantasy-game producers get extraordinary new kitchen

When husband and wife game pros revamp their home kitchen, the result is something extraordinary. By Marni Elyse Katz

The color scheme is purposefully restrained, to stand the test of time; a red Le Creuset Dutch oven that the couple owns influenced their choice of accent color.

A bistro-style kitchen in Andover

Tile floors and Corian countertops in an antique home’s kitchen in Andover help create a simple, practical space for cooking, entertaining, and getting cozy.By Jaci Conry

Federico Erebia’s new kitchen has a second sink and more counter space (where an eat-in area once was) and bamboo cabinetry he made, using materials that meet the development’s green standards.

An uncluttered kitchen in a green Somerville condo

A physician/woodworker uses extra drawers and shelves designed to minimize clutter. By Christie Matheson

The smartest bathroom window

An unusual window in this Swampscott home’s master bath plays hide-and-seek with the ocean view. By Jaci Conry


How will independents factor into the Brown-Warren Senate race?

Who and what will decide the race — or at least who and what the campaigns are betting on. By Scott Helman

Soundtrack


The bell tolls at Cambridge City Hall

A sound that says ‘home’ to neighbors. By Scott Helman

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When everyone has everything

And what to do about it. By Robin Abrahams

Connections


Social networking for seniors

Can a 66-year-old get the hang of Facebook? By Gary A. Kaplan

First Person

Marc Simpson contributed to the catalog for the Winslow Homer exhibit now at the Portland Museum of Art. Winslow Homer’s Maine view

Marc Simpson, associate director of Williams College’s art history grad program, talks about the restored Homer studio on Prouts Neck that opens Tuesday.

Style Watch

Brittany Balzotti, Andrew Williams, and Sayaka Varma. Standout pants

Three stylish locals wear brightly colored trousers with panache. By Tina Sutton

Dinner With Cupid


Now that’s amore!

Will these two blind daters bond over Italian cuisine?

Cooking


Recipes for fresh tomato soups

Mmmmm good. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take


Tomato soup at Garden at the Cellar

In Cambridge, a grown-up version of the classic--with grilled cheese.

On the Block


For sale: Homes with farmer’s porches

The entrances on these properties--in Brockton, East Bridgewater, and Natick--are conversation pieces.

Out and About


As seen around town

It’s back-to-school time. Check out the UMass Minuteman, Boston College fans, and a very happy third-grader.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do this week

BeanTown Jazz Festival, Boston Fashion Week, Topsfield Fair, and more

One-Liners

Comic Jay Larson comes clean

The Stoneham-bred funnyman, who is performing at the Calderwood Pavilion on Saturday, makes a joke on Twitter.

Tales From the City

Look! No hands!

Miscommunication over a bike trick.

Letters

Letters to the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to stories from recent issues.