Ever since I saw Clarke Titus' repurposed pendant lights, I've been a fan. His company, Rough South Home is based in Atlanta, Georgia, where he makes furniture, lighting and home accessories. He can make pretty much anything though as he's that all around handyman kind of guy. As Clarke says, "I try to find, use and build pieces that have a story and a past, and I love what I end up making."
I like how Clarke salvaged these yellow caged lights, which reminds me of a garage/workshop light and gathered them to make them a little more upscale and fun. And find his fabulous black cage light here.
Clarke likes a design challenge. Such was the case when he was working on a job with a limited budget and needed a creative backsplash. His solution was concrete subway tiles that have a really wonderful industrial look that plays well with modern fixtures. Learn more about this custom work here.
Living in the South, it's fun to find old floors and tables made of ancient heart pine wood. I really like this group of three lights atop heart pine with chain pulls, all made of gathered materials from the South. I included this drawbridge shelf made of walnut wood, galvanized wire, stops and turnbuckles as it looks rather manly and cool. Check out Rough South Home to find even more manly creations...or just contact Clarke directly if you have something specific in mind. He'd love to help out.
PhotosP: Rough South Home Content: Sweet Peach