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

“Zoo Portraits“, a project by photographer Yago Partal, who mixes fashion photography and animals in an excellent series of portraits of animals dressed as humans. [via UFUNK]

Somewhere in Melbourne there is a giant decaying warehouse now covered in over 20 pieces by street artists Sofles.  In “Infinite”, which was filmed and edited by Celina Mills, this impressive time-lapse shot over an unknown amount of time (it must have taken more than a day, right?) documents Sofles

Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and if the special dad in your life is an eco-minded type, you’re in luck, we’ve rounded up more than a few “green” gift ideas that are sure to inspire smiles all around. From a selection of organic microbrews for that man who scoffs at

“The Pantone Project” is a an ongoing series by American photographer Paul Octavious on Instagram. He has been matching Pantone color swatches to real world objects.

The craze for cats may seem like a modern day phenomena, however artists have often looked to their feline friends for inspiration throughout history. The mewing muses were the gods of their own religion in ancient Egypt, and not much has changed since then. Their solitary character and need for

14-year-old Zev (aka ‘fiddle oak‘) of Natick, Massachusetts, has taken the photography-blogging world by storm with his surreal photo manipulations.  Zev depicts a miniaturized version of the artist himself in surreal natural landscapes self-portraits, which he created together with his sister Nellie (aged 17). His highly imaginative portfolio seems to

designer uses personal diet diary for infographic Getting healthy can be a difficult process for some people, but for UK-based designer Ryan MacEachern, it was an opportunity to use the data of his nutritional intake in the form of infographics. Instead of taking photos of what he was actually eating,

the world of mad men through a 21st-century lens Earlier this year, Mad Men returned to AMC for its sixth and penultimate season. With only mere episodes remaining in the series, some of us are already starting to feel reflective. The impact the show has had on modern culture can’t

As part of an ongoing exploration of high speed photography, Jon Smith has been filling standard incandescent light bulbs with various objects, liquids and other substances before causing them to explode in front of his camera. In some of his more interesting shots the photographer experiments by first dipping the

An Actual 1953 VW Beetle Formed into a Perfect Sphere by Ichwan Noor An artist in Indonesia has turned one of the most iconic cars ever produced into a giant ball. The aptly-named Beetle Sphere is the latest sculpture from Ichwan Noor, a Jakarta-based artist who molds cars into three-dimensional

Foot and pedal power aren’t used just for transportation purposes anymore. In honor of Bike Month, we’re showcasing the most unique and unusual pedal powered objects. pedal powered wire lamborghini This Lamborghini made of wire was shown off at the UK Art Car Parade in Manchester in 2007. Designed by

New Zealand-based illustrator—and ‘Star Wars’ fan, we assume, Barn Bococks, imagined some of the characters and alliances of the galaxy far, far away as brands pitted against each other. In ‘Brand Wars: Rebel VS Imperial’, the logos of famous brands such as Nike, Reebok, and Pizza Hut are reinterpreted with 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.