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

art for all

Artist Chad Kouri recently completed a really cool project called Art for All. The concept is pretty easy. You simply text your first and last

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double duty

This Water-Harvesting Billboard Doubles As An Urban Farm. Why not turn a billboard into a greenhouse? In Peru, the climate for it is ideal.

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4th Annual Blanket Drive

We’re thrilled to announce we’re beginning our 4th annual Blanket Drive to benefit Corpus Christi and Interfaith Sanctuary. We are currently seeking donations of new

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'sea me' algae

studio nienke hoogvliet tufts rug from fishing net and sea algae yarn:
‘sea me’ is a result of seeking more sustainable solutions for the textile industry. #design #ddw14 #textiles #rugs #sustainability

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Groundbreaking Technology Transforms Greenhouse Gases Into Furniture, Phone Cases, and Plastic Bags. Dell and other companies are fighting climate change with a plastic that stores carbon emissions.

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so long cartography

Mapping the “geo-graphic”: a new exhibition at the Camberwell Space in South London explores the relationship between nature, landscape and the medium of print.

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fantastic plastic [infographic]

In today’s consumer world, plastic is everywhere—from plentiful stores of bottled water to disposable plasticware to the containers that hold our store-bought food. It seems

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blanketing boise

via Greenbelt Magazine, by Elisabeth Sharp McKetta Hundreds of local homeless Boise residents receive warmth from the idea of one thoughtful woman and her rallying

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I’ve noticed a huge trend in the mustache in recent years. Whether it’s just a fad or simply becoming more socially accepted, there’s definitely been

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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.