This past weekend we made our way over to Sawtelle Blvd. for the Giant Robot gallery show, Phodoborito (there's still many affordable pieces to add or start an art collection). And en route to our beloved favourite restaurant after the show we swung inside the Japanese discount home wares store we almost always have to investigate (Toyko Gift; 2107 Sawtelle Blvd. West Los Angeles, CA 90025) to peruse the selection of moderately priced dishes, kitchen supplies, incense, toys, candies and strangely, air guns. In the rear of the store is a wide selection of dollar or near-dollar priced kitchen tools of unique and/or unusual shapes and uses that a kitchen could do without...but will tempt you nonetheless. Of course we couldn't help ourselves when we saw this parrot shaped orange peeler, especially for $1.30. The beak is used to slice through the skin of your fruit, while the bird's tail is used to slide underneath to peel away the skin. A bit silly, we know. But so are we.