Baarn, The Netherlands



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About instincts

Sales 236
On Etsy since 2008

How the story begins...

As a product of my parents, creativity is in my being. Because of lack of money, a lot was homemade in my childhood home. My father made my room’s furniture, the ‘hard’ wares like cupboards, stools and my bed and my mother made the ‘soft’ bits like the curtains, cushions and lampshade. Making the best of what is.

When I was a young kid, I wanted to become an architect. Later on I wanted to be an interior designer. I graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, started my own company and became a designer. And an interior designer. And an artist. Why should you choose?

My company is called instincts. Instinctus is Latin for inspiration. I would like to make the world just a bit nicer, with happier people. Happier because they’re surrounded by beautiful items, products with a story they feel a connection with. Or get inspired by.

On Etsy I don't sell the 'big stuff' like my cork tables or connected chairs. I sell the 'small stuff'. Items like pillows and bags, items I don't work on for months because sometimes you just want to work on a product for a couple of hours and see the result, a finished item.

For the 'big stuff' go to
For artworks made of weaved ribbon go to

Shop members

  • jessica

    Owner, Designer, Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on February 7, 2011
Thanks for visiting my shop. instincts has a diverse collection of art, design and fashion. In this shop I mainly show the 'small' stuff I make, like crochet bags and interior pieces.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Return or exchange an item is possible within 7 days after receipt. The item must be in original condition when returning it. Please provide the reason for return within three days of receipt.

Return of money will be as soon as possible after the item has been received back. Postage costs will not be returned and will be deducted from the purchase price.
Delivery time is 2-12 days after payment is received.

All items are sent by post. This doesn't include shipment tracking and therefore, instincts cannot be held responsable for missing goods. Shipment tracking is however possible when requested. Extra shipping costs will be added to the invoice.

When more than one item is bought at the same time, shipping costs will be reduced.