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

people matching artwork

People Matching Artwork Photographer Stefan Draschan visits museums around Europe to see not just the artwork but the people observing the artwork. In his series

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ancient trees

Decorating the holiday tree here at the Foerstel office got us thinking about trees. Trees hold a special place in our lives, in our hearts and

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playing with reality

Texas-born photographer Damien Maloney describes his style as “somewhere between recording what is in front of me and playing with things to see if I

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a fictional, hollow world

Mikkel Johnsen balances a fine line between landscape and architectural photography, shooting images of the built environment. With no occupants in the frame, these industrial

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mexico surreal

In his series Mexico Surreal, Quebec photographer Benoit Paillé experiments with just colored gels and flash to produce the most eclectic documentation of the country

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a tiny dish

Artist Kimberly Burke crafts these miniature meals that look so lifelike you’d be forgiven for thinking they were made of real food! She explains: “I love miniatures

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emptied artspace

In his series Vacancy, German photographer Ralph Gräf documents the empty rooms, staircases and corridors of abandoned houses and military bases, all waiting for a

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The Pilot Ace, one of the first computers built in the UK. Designed by Alan Turing, and built by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in

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real food

From the sticky to the greasy, Martin Parr’s new book Real Food published by Phaidon is a glorious collection of everyday meals and snacks. Taken in

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day to night

In his series Day to Night, Connecticut photographer Stephen Wilkes works from a fixed camera angle to capture fleeting moments of humanity and light as

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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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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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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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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.