Perhaps you've noticed that this will be my second post on stools in less than a week. Yes, I have a healthy obsession with other people's stools (sorry, I couldn't resist) but only because their "seat/side table/foot rest" versatility is ideal for those trying to make the most out of limited space. And, of course, the less you use/consume/buy, the happier the planet is.

Enter Brooklyn-based furniture designers, Brave Space Design. The folks over at Brave Space proudly wear their green design ethos on their sleeves -- they work heavily with bamboo, FSC certified woods, sustainable fabrics, and nontoxic finishes -- so I'm more than happy to go stool crazy over their newest piece, Prism. This 19.5 inch tall stool/end table is made from walnut scraps left over from the production of other Brave Space designs and is treated with a nontoxic, water-based finish.

Between Prism, the Coat Range, the Delta Desk, the Brave Lounge, and the Tetris-inspired modular shelving system, Tedrad Bamboo, I'm thinking I could furnish an entire room with Brave Space's eco-friendly furnishings. Well, I'd probably need a couple more stools.

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.