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

When was the last time you revisited your high school copy of, say, Catcher in the Rye or Crime and Punishment? (That long, huh?) However meaningful they’ve been to you, they’re likely shelved, blanketed by a thick patina of dust.

‘Cut food’ is a series of photographs by studio photographer Beth Galton, which exposes the innards of everyday culinary items. Together with stylist Charlotte Omnes, the duo divided each of the diverse food items, allowing for a surprising glimpse a the cross sections of commonplace eats. Particularly interesting are the

Felice Varini is known for his geometric perspective-localized paintings in rooms and other spaces, using projector-stencil techniques. The Swiss artist just completed this new piece in Paris for an upcoming exhibition at the Grand Palais which is entitled “Dynamo”.

He’s not protesting, or even erasing the evidence: Photographer Peter Hoffman burns film negatives to make an environmental statement. After the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, Peter Hoffman started thinking about ways to incorporate oil and water in his photography practice. “These substances are symbolic,” he tells Co.Design. “Water means

British photographer Mark Mawson explores the synthesis of color, ink and water in his series ‘Aqueous II – The Sequel’. The electric imagery follows the journey of paint as it plunges underwater — the submerged forms exposing the aftermath of mixing, dropping, and

Forecasting the near future in design is a reflection of society’s concerns. With such rapid shifts in technology and social media, consumers react to a fear of being left behind. At one time, keeping up with trends meant reading a monthly journal. Now, not only do we have to read

A new canine Instagram star has risen – and this one specializes in taking great selfies! Meet Norm, a pug whose Instagram account has grown from nothing to more than 60,000 fans since January. His owner, 23-year-old photographer Jeremy Veach [@jermzlee], got inspired by Maddie, another pet Internet hit, and

Minneapolis designer Brock Davis likes to play with his food. From his famous broccoli house to his gummy bearskin rug and the fantastic rice krispyhenge, he never seems to run out of ingenious ideas. When we heard he started turning his clever visual jokes into little animated shorts on Vine,

Artist and innovator Ester Roi works colored pencils to create drawings of imagined riverbeds that exhibit a superb understanding of the interaction between light, color and water. Based in Southern California, Roi uses a special drawing device called the Icarus Drawing Board® that allows her to effectively create warm and

With seven million people, Hong Kong is the fourth most densely populated place in the world. However, plain numbers never tell the full story. Instead, German-born photographer Michael Wolf documents the extreme densities of Hong Kong in his series ‘Architecture of Density’. His images rarely contain people, instead letting the

Driftwood has this charm that makes it beautiful on its own, but artist Jeffro Uitto tames this natural art medium to create amazing, large-scale sculptures.  A Washington-based artist who has been working with wood ever since high school, Jeffro collects the driftwood for his sculptures on the shores of Tokeland,

For most creatives (whether they admit it publicly or not) there’s a frisson of pride and excitement at seeing their name on blogs, in print or in vinyl on a gallery’s window. But others genuinely seem to shun the limelight, such as the man or woman known simply as A

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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.