As the premiere modern design showcase in North America, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair attracts more than 500 exhibitors from around the world, each one vying for a place in the spotlight. Trends that emerge from the show -- in very high priced, high-end items -- will eventually show up on the shelves of retailers near home at a much more affordable prices. Here are some of this year's standouts at the show, which opens to the public Tuesday at Manhattan's Jacob Javits Convention Center (800-272-7469,, from a bathtub that keeps water warmer longer to a lightbulb that promises to last for more than three decades. --LARA EWEN, Special to Newsday