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.

Too cool for stool
Brave Space Design's hip new Prism stool is crafted from repurposed walnut scraps.