When it comes to kitchenware with a sense of humor, Qualy Design is something like Alessi, except they're based in Thailand. Their take on seasoning shakers is something like a spice jar mixed with a snow globe: Clear domes contain whatever spice you load them up with, surrounding a small model of an animal or plant. Invert it and the spice evacuates through a hole in the top.
I do wish that they had a greater variety of plant models more specifically matched to particular spices; loading the cactus model up with mesquite is a no-brainer, but I can't think of a spice evocative of a polar bear. If you've got a MakerBot (or another personal 3D printer of choice), of course, you could probably 3D print your own inserts.
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