03/20/2012 10:40 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Explaining Today's Google Doodle: Marimekko

As they say, inspiration comes from all places, and we found ours in today's Google Doodle, which features Marimekko designs! And, if you don't already know, we're big fans of the colorful textiles, prints and home items by the Finnish design firm, which just celebrated their 60-year anniversary last fall with the opening of a New York flagship store.

The Marimekko doodles were purposefully chosen by Google to celebrate the change of seasons -- today is the equinox and marks the first day of spring. And, each doodle draws inspiration from an iconic pattern by the design firm. It also happens to be a big year for the Finnish company's hometown, Helsinki, which has been named the World Design Capital of 2012.

So, kudos to you Google for always being seemingly one step ahead of, well, the world. And, kudos to the Google Doodle -- for the design love! Check out more Marimekko designs at marimekko.com.

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