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

Known for her numerous art projects where images are created using numerous objects, artist Red Hong Yi has begun a new series of birds made with flower petals and leaves encouraging both herself and those who look at her art to rediscover their surroundings. Following her ‘31 days of creativity

Bees are amazing creatures. The yellow-and-black-striped little critters make honey and royal jelly and, given a little bit of guidance, completely stellar sculptures made out of wax. In recent years, artists have picked up on the talent. The unofficial sage of honeycomb sculptures is Tomáš Libertíny. This 34-year-old Slovakian designer

We wouldn’t want Monsanto to get any ideas about creating some weird GMO life form after seeing this, but we thought it was pretty cool. This awesome hybrid elephant-octopus was just completed this week by Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz. Comprised of thousands of tiny brushstrokes, the mural took a

You probably remember the beautiful roof of Floating Umbrellas that covered the streets in Agueda, Portugal last year – seeing how much everybody loved the idea, Sextafeira Produções set up this installation this year again! The colorful sight was captured by photographers Patricia Almeida and Pedro Nascimento, and the pictures

Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal is an international mosaiculture competition held in Montréal, Canada. According to their website, mosaiculture “is a refined horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colorful foliage (generally annuals, and occasionally perennials).” The 2013 competition and exhibition opened June 22

Since their roughly concurrent births, automobiles and films have been eternally intertwined; a film or character’s mode of transportation a vital part of the fabric of cinematic storytelling. Spanish graphic designer Jesús Prudencio, inspired by that marriage, has created Cars and Films, a series of tributes to iconic vehicles and

For her Earth Paintings series, German artist Ulrike Arnold travels the world to create abstract site-specific works on canvas using pigments taken directly from the earth. Borrowing from an artistic lineage dating back over 300,000 years, when humans began painting rock art using ochre pigments, Arnold’s work emerges from direct

With a preference for the early morning light, artist David Orias enjoys capturing saturated color and motion that our eyes could not otherwise see in these gorgeous ocean scenes. His series, entitled Waves, features golden hues and stunning painterly strokes that blend together into these vibrant and expressive images. But,

Thankfully these animals aren’t real trophies of the hunt. Rather, artist Courtney Timmermans creates impressive taxidermy heads of wild animals using thousands of BB gun pellets, along with antlers/horns of cast resin. The animal-friendly collection of work titled “Urban Herd” will be on display at Chicago’s Jean Albano Gallery through

Trying to predict what the future may look like is an obsession with the human race—while the 20th century was actually spent in dreams of space exploration and time travel, people in 1900 had very different ideas about what was going to happen in the next 100 years. Flushed with

We are living in times when Photoshop is capable of practically anything, but this time it has nothing to do with these images! Zhangye Danxia Landform in China is just one of those places that are hard to believe really exist. Located in Gansu Province, a naturally formed landscape astonishes

Cheeses on marbled backgrounds? Yes please! The latest photographic series from France based collective, Ptohograhpies, consists of a variety of cheeses photographed on colorful, marbled backgrounds. Their website doesn’t elude to much as to the variety of cheese or even how the backgrounds were created, but we do like the

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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.