A toothpick holder that becomes a spiny animal and salt and pepper shakers disguised as trees are just two of  the freshly released items in the second series of Alessi’s Orientales animated tableware collection. We first featured Giovannoni Stefano and Takeda Rumiko, the first of which we featured a few months ago. The aforementioned Forrest Gump set is probably the best of the new line, but a couple of the Sweet Fish castors would look great on any kitchen shelf too. I can’t wait to see what’s next so I can have an excuse to spend more time in the kitchen.