Archive for the tag 'Jim Thompson'

Feb 06 2012

Jim Thompson’s House

Jim Thompson was a designer, a silk magnate, a Thailophile, and, incidentally, a spy for the West. The history of his undercover involvement in the OSS and the personal politics of his later years are both fascinating and widely misrepresented. But at the Jim Thompson House in Bangkok, you will hear about none of this. … read the full post

Sep 23 2011

Fabric shopping in Bangkok

Published by under Shopping

Visiting friends and family members often have very similar queries when they land in Bangkok. “What are Bangkok must-sees?” Here are a few. “What is some food I’ve just gotta try?” How about these. And, “where do you suggest I buy fabric?” I have a few thoughts on that as well. Thai silk has become … read the full post