Enjoy a collection of musings, deep thoughts and good times from our crew here at Foerstel.

In his House in The Woods photo series, Finnish photographer Kai Fagerström captures wild animals taking over an abandoned house in the woods of Finland. Six cottages were left to decay, but the buildings didn’t stay empty for long: “Deserted buildings are so full of contradictions,” says Kai. “I am

Chinese-born artist DALeast won’t reveal his true name, but his 3D graffiti pieces speak of him on walls in several different continents.  Currently based in South Africa, this 29-year-old street artist spends half a year traveling around the world, and has already drawn on walls in Miami, London, New York

London-based photographer Carl Warner uses bits and pieces of food as the medium for his still-life photography landscape series. The detailed and intricate set of scenes are built entirely from ingredients: cubed fruits and vegetables, loaves of bread, fresh fish, and deli meats are just a selection of the edibles

In Birmingham, Alabama, there is an Art Deco railroad underpass that was built in 1931 and is a vital gateway between the heart of downtown and a new urban space called Railroad Park. In recent years the dark tunnel had deteriorated into an unwelcoming and potentially dangerous area, so much

Most often the color palette we associate with history is limited to black and white only. But have you ever imagined what did people, their outfits and backgrounds look like in real life – in color? Members of one of the thriving subreddits, called r/ColorizedHistory, sure have: they choose historic

In this ongoing series titled Unlikely, artist and photographer Giuseppe Colarusso imagines bizarre and humorous objects, each of which is either technically impossible, improbable, or simply useless in its proposed design. Colarusso tells me via email that many of the pieces he fabricates himself, however some are digitally created in

Loll Design makes outdoor furniture, but they are not your typical lawn chairs or tables. These furniture pieces are made from recycled milk jugs. Loll Design estimates that for every pound of chair they make, 8 milk jugs are recycled and put back into good use.

Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Sculptures Mimic Patterns Found in Nature
Explore the entire cosmos of comics in this book of infographics. Super Graphic breaks down everything you could possibly want to know about comics into some of the coolest data visualizations we've seen yet.
Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed ‪Animals‬ Photographed by Miguel Vallinas
Six chimpanzees from around the country have bravely entered an art contest to win prizes for their home sanctuaries, and they need you to judge.

Last week, Yahoo! announced that it will be introducing a new logo next month—after it goes through 30 rounds of alternative designs. Wanting to join in the fun the online marketplace for crowdsourcing graphic designs, 99designs, decided to hold a contest to redesign the iconic purple logo.

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Tom Foerstel : Founder & President

Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.


He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.


An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.


One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.