To be filed under "Why didn't we think of this?" Copenhagen-based Made a Mano have quietly been producing some of the most innovative ceramic tiles we've seen; we especially like their color-blocked take on the kitchen backsplash (suddenly our own safe subway tile backsplashes seem uninspired).
Proof that Made a Mano should be on your radar? They've got a shop at the Docklands in London, side by side the genius Tom Dixon. For more information, go to Made a Mano.
Above: Oversize tiles in complementary colors form an unexpectedly arty backsplash.
Above: Shades of the Mediterranean: plum, aqua, ochre.
Above: Who would have thought this would work? A montage of tiles from Made a Mano, for a one-of-a-kind kitchen backsplash.