165 ways design is changing your life

What makes a groundbreaking design idea? It can be something as small as a heart monitor or as large as a global plan to re-imagine the world’s food supply chain. Here are 165 of today’s most interesting, intuitive, and creative people, products, and companies that are pushing the boundaries in business.

design is changing how we innovate

The creative minds behind some of this year’s most noteworthy designs relive the moments when things just clicked.


design is changing how we stay healthy

Our quest for wellness and healing has produced some of the best design thinking in the last few years. Here are some of the most interesting projects that take our health to heart.

design is changing how we dress

From crowdsourcing the perfect bra shape to eliminating fabric waste on the factory floor, these designers are reshaping the business of fashion.

design is changing how we live

Technology has taken over our homes and cities as completely as it has taken over our professional lives. These intriguing projects, from a Shanghai skyscraper to easy-to-understand solar paneling, show how design is improving the world.

design is changing how we eat

Food may be a primal need but it’s never been a static thing. Here are some of the most innovative ways that design is reshaping our appetites — from what constitutes “meat” to how it’s delivered to our plates.

design is changing how we experience

In an age when every new startup seems to boast about redesigning the way we “experience” something, some of today’s top performers, city planners, academics, and tech companies are making true and potentially lasting improvements to the way we interact with our world.

design is changing how we work

The way we do our jobs is changing rapidly. See where everything from Big Mac-making to computer printing to work-life balancing is headed.

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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.