September 15, 2013 | Your home: Kitchen & bathroom

Waste not

These simple measures will help you conserve water and energy in your kitchen, bath, and laundry room. By Elizabeth Gehrman

The custom vanity is made of industrial-grade steel, while an inset mirror, a family heirloom, adds a touch of the feminine.

Industrial chic

Steel, metallic finishes, even a bit of chain mail set a dramatic tone in this South End town house’s master bath. By Jaci Conry

examiner

Boston, MA 6/6/08 Dartmouth Street side of the Boston Public Library, Friday, June 6, 2008. section: ciwk Evan Richman/Globe Staff Library Tag 08032008 Money & Careers Bullish on borrowing

The recession pushed people to their local libraries. But even as the economy recovers, the habit seems to have stuck for some. By Alvin Chang

First Person

Professor Habib Dagher. Turning point

University of Maine engineering professor Habib Dagher’s dream, gigantic offshore floating wind turbines that could help power the region, is coming closer to reality.

Perspective


A mortgage for the future

Some New York parents are taking out loans to pay for day care. We need that option, too. By Kara Baskin

Cooking

Orange polenta cakes. Small packages

Selections from the new book “Small, Sweet, and Italian: Tiny, Tasty Treats From Sweet Maria’s Bakery.” By Maria Bruscino Sanchez

A Restaurant’s Take

Maria Luberto held a tray of torrone at Modern pastry as owner Giovanni Picariello looked on. Just a sliver (or three)

At Modern Pastry in the North End, try a little torrone. By Devra First

Miss Conduct


Betrayed by a best friend

A reader wonders whether therapy is the answer. By Robin Abrahams

Style Watch


Pop priorities

Bright accents bring neutrals to life. By Tina Sutton

On the Block

Despite an extensive makeover, this 1907 Weston mansion retains much of its original detail. Serves you right

The remarkable kitchens in these homes have butler’s pantries.

Connections


The millennial-boomer alliance

They seem to be getting along pretty well. Maybe because they have a few experiences in common. By Ed Meek

Dinner With Cupid

Adnan Khera and Stephanie Spera. Pitch perfect

There’s an ‘American Idol’ audition going on next door. Will these daters find harmony?

Postscript

Educators weigh in on the future of small, private colleges

An April Globe Magazine story caused consternation among some higher-ed officials but clearly reflected deep worry among others.

Comments

Letters to the editor

Readers respond to articles on saving Friendly’s, attacks on referees

Tales From the City

Getting philosophical in Cambridge

And in a Walgreens, no less