A. Drauglis is a Washington, DC-based artist, woodworker and furniture maker. He recently caught my attention with this handsome pill box, which comes complete with a dose of social commentary toward the American health care system. Drauglis supersized a 7-day pill box so that each compartment is capable of holding either a ton of pharmaceuticals or an apple. He says of the XL wood pill box:
It has taken on a measure of dreary resignation in that a piece of fruit is the only widely available and affordable prescription a doctor can offer.
Remember the old adage: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? (But what about genetically modified apples?)
Drauglis started the XL pillbox with a bit of playfulness and the idea of “marrying a time-worn adage to a modern accessory.” It’s made of ash and osage orange wood with brass hinges and magnetic catches. It measures 29” W x 5 ½” D x 5” H and contains compartments for every day of the week.
The artist recommends using it to ration your daily treats. With the internal compartments measuring 3 1/2″ wide x 3 3/4″ high x 4″ deep, though, you could set yourself up with a week’s worth of blind-box designer toys, and open one toy each day. Fun! This one-off, hand-made artisanal extra large pill box is available for $350 here.