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Preservation Mirage Launches Its Second Architectural Tray in Collaboration with the Michael Weems Collection

Jorgensen-Mavis Residence by William F. Cody at Thunderbird Country Club

to be featured on the newest tray launching today.

Rancho Mirage, CA – Non-profit group Preservation Mirage is releasing a second limited-edition porcelain tray to feature historic Rancho Mirage architecture in collaboration with local artist Michael Weems.

With original artwork by architect and member Ken Swoyer, only 110 of the collectible trays are being released, each measuring 10.75” x 6.5.” They are food and dishwasher-safe. Available from February 1st in-store at the Michael Weems Collection (384 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262) and on the Preservation Mirage website at for $75 plus sales tax and shipping, with all proceeds being used to advance the non-profit’s mission. Automatically save 20% when purchasing both the 2023 Maranz and 2024 Jorgensen-Mavis Architectural Trays from our website.

“I’m often asked which Rancho Mirage home would be featured next,” said artist Michael Weems. “The linear roofline and tight integration with the landscape design of the Jorgensen-Mavis Residence by Cody is a stunning addition to my architectural tray collection.”

“We were delighted by the positive response to our inaugural Maranz Residence merchandise offering, the collectible trays were the perfect compliment to our Modernism Week tours of the Tamarisk neighborhood last year,” said Nathan Jacroux, Treasurer for Preservation Mirage.

The Jorgensen-Mavis Residence was built by steel magnate Earle Jorgensen who commissioned William F. Cody to design a home on a prime site at Thunderbird Country Club with panoramic views of the golf course and mountains. Cody’s response was a stylish Desert Modern home with deep overhangs to shade the walls of glass and provide dramatic outdoor living space. The Marvis family purchased the home in 1956 and have meticulously maintained the original design, inside and out.


Preservation Mirage began as an informal group of homeowners interested in preserving midcentury architecture in Rancho Mirage, California. In late 2017, the preservation group became a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. Its mission is to celebrate the architectural history of Rancho Mirage by promoting its protection and appreciation. Paid memberships support the Preservation Mirage advocacy and education goals with access to cocktail parties, events, tours, and other exclusive benefits. These memberships allow the organization to offer unique opportunities to donors while maintaining free access to education and preservation content for the Rancho Mirage community. To sign up for our free quarterly email newsletter, or become a member please visit:


For over 20 years, Michael Weems has been internationally renowned for creating beautiful collections of original, unique artwork. He gained extensive experience in design and fashion through his early work with Gucci and Tiffany & Co. Michael set out on his own in the latter part of the 1990s and within a few years built a multimillion-dollar business. Michael has created a limited edition collection of appliances for the Jen Air Artezzi line, designed a vase for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, designed the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards sculptures, and licensed exclusive pieces for Dom Perignon, The Attorney General of the United States, Tommy Bahama, and Neiman Marcus. Michael has resided in Palm Springs since 2004 where he opened the Michael Weems Collection gallery. His art has appeared in countless publications, including Elle Decor and Architectural Digest. In 2017 multiple pieces of Michael's art were featured on HGTV’s ‘Desert Flippers’. He continues to express himself creatively in his always-evolving artwork, so there’s always something new to see in the galleries. Learn more at:


Nathan Jacroux


Preservation Mirage




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