A black women owned company that creates simplistic canvas totes, wall hangings, and more that each come with a positive message.
Rayo & honey creates goods with positive intent:pennants handcrafted in Brooklyn w/felt text combining Black pop-culture & modern design
This special sort of alchemy involves transforming phrases from literature, affirming quotes, and pop-culture references that inspire her, into hangable and wearable artworks. Cultural consciousness is at the core of her practice, alongside a clear, uncluttered aesthetic, stripped down to the essentials. With rayo & honey her canvas pennants & totes are hand cut, pieced & sewn. Glass, wood & acrylic goods are etched and hand painted all resulting in “goods with positive intent” that are soulful art with a timeless aesthetic.
The pennants she sells have been spotted on the Instagrams of Tracee Ellis Ross and the Women’s March, and in the background of a New York Times photo of Deana Haggag. They’re on the walls of Books Are Magic in Brooklyn, and even featured at the Schomburg in Harlem. In other words, Negron’s work has The Range, and people are catching on.
rayo & honey creates Goods With Positive Intent: combining urban pop-culture & modern design aesthetic
Our desire is to create wall hangings that not only add adornment to patrons personal spaces but also to craft:
Text that prompts emotion in a work space.
Words that conjure sentiment in a living space.
Phrases that inspires magic in a children’s space.
Bold crisp text reminiscent of pop art motifs while incorporating a modern element, our pennants are each cut, pieced and designed by hand, in a Brooklyn NY studio, utilizing 100% organic cotton for pennants, oak for hang rods and laser cut felt letters.
where are the phrases from?
With rayo & honey I dip into the crates for iconic hip hop lyrics, Black & Latino pop-culture references, inspirational mantras and wondrous sayings of childhood that are motivational to Me.
Each product combines cultural consciousness, subtle hand crafted details, and a mixture of textures.
Black & Latino popular culture is rarely seen in interior home decor.
The affirmations tucked into the frames of mirrors, taped on the inside of cabinet doors and hung on the walls of my childhood home were encouraging but it never felt like they were for me.
Those beautiful accolades did not “speak to me”.
It is my hope that rayo & honey decor will compliment patrons spaces as well as encourage and inspire one to surround themselves with things that speak to our collective past & socially conscious future.