Check out this cool residential stair lighting project that recently came across my desk. The stairs detect your presence and automatically light up. It’s perfect for the late night stumble to the refrigerator.

This reminds me of the musical stairs at the Boston Museum of Science, which worked a little like the video below of an ingenious musical stair application in a Swedish subway used to encourage more folks to eschew the escalator in favor of the extra–albeit often discordant–exercise.

Interactive Furniture