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

the ad man's desk book

British designer Jack Watson’s grandma passed away this year and while going through her belongings he found a large collection design books originally owned by his

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recycled beauty

When she meets her friends, New York-based designer Diane Gatterdam reminds them to bring her some trash. Gatterdam, along with San Francisco-based photographer Laurie Frankel,

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rubbish to jewelry

The Daasanach tribe from Ethiopia’s Omo Valley has found a creative  and eco-friendly way to use garbage. They make astonishingly beautiful head-ware from scavenged bottle-caps,

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desserted in paris

Tal Spiegel is a graphic designer and chef pâtissier based in Paris, and his Instagram account is something food lovers with an eye for design

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American artist Stan Herd has been creating large-scale land art for over 40 years. From the artist’s 160 acre portrait of Kiowa Chief Satanta in

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warp and filling

Ed Bing Lee has been perfecting his knotting artistry for over 40 years. He started as a commercial fabric designer in New York and Philadelphia

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art from the sole

The crossover between lovers of design and lovers of sneakers is well-established, so it’s likely that lots of you out there will enjoy this new

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If you love the rain, then you’ll really appreciate these beautiful paintings on canvas of rainy car windshields by artist Francis McCrory…

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magical spin

The dazzling bright lights of the carnival are really brought to life with these incredible long exposure photographs by Roger Vail. Take a ride on the Ferris wheel.

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clever street art

We love this clever street art that interacts with the city and surrounding landscape with references to all kinds of pop culture.

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cardstock pastry

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, set your eyes on these delicious cardboard creations by Glen Gyssler. Paper art and food…what more could you want?

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weird ice cream

The sun is shining again which means we don’t have to feel guilty about running to the ice cream van. These weird and wonderful paper ice creams by Studio Fludd will help you celebrate the deliciousness of summer…

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natural color

Graphic designer Inka Mathew documents the prismatic—and petite—world around her in a new series titled “Tiny PMS Match”

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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.