Extra Large Pill Box Comes With a Dose of Social Commentary

XL artisanal wood pill box by A.Drauglis

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?)

XL artisanal wood pill box by A.Drauglis

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.

XL artisanal wood pill box by A.Drauglis

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.

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