flower power

1601In mid-October, florists from across the country filled every nook and cranny of an abandoned house in Detroit with American-grown fresh flowers and living plants for a weekend-long installation that attracted over three thousand visitors.
Flower House was created by Lisa Waud, who says she was inspired by the large-scale artworks of Christo and Jeanne-Claude and a 2012 runway show by Raf Simons for Christian Dior.
The walls, ceilings and floors were filled with flowers—with participating florists given one of the 16 rooms to transform into a plant sanctuary.
Professional photographer Heather Saunders, who also volunteered as the project’s media coordinator, documented the entire process and breathtaking end results (prints from Flower House are available here).
Keep up with the Flower House on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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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.