If you live in an apartment in a big city, and you've managed to find a little room on your tiny balcony for a modest garden, you probably don't have much space left for the tools needed to toil over your cramped crops. So inventor Marc R. came up with this rather clever soft-sided watering can called the Squish that's thin and easy to store when it's empty.
Marc is working with Quirky to make the Squish a reality, but in the meantime we can marvel at its design. Featuring a canvas bladder like ones many canteens are made from, the Squish expands from just one-inch thick when empty and stored to eight-inches across when full of water. It can hold up to four litres of water, and it features a folding spout that helps minimise the Squish's footprint even further. Now that the design is nearly finalised, hopefully Quirky will get this into production and in stores before winter. [Quirky via InventorSpot]