Jocelyn C. Zuckerman

Bahamian Rhapsody

After dining at the Bangkok home of James H.W. Thompson in 1959, British writer Somerset Maugham sent a thank-you note to the American silk entrepreneur. “You have not only beautiful things,” he wrote to Thompson, “but what is rare you have arranged them with faultless taste.” Thompson’s taste—as well as the texture of his former […]