Love Is… instantly brings up an era – the 1970s. The illustrations were originally created in the 1960s by Kim Casali as love notes for her husband-to-be Roberto before being made commercially available from 1970.
Although not as common as in its heyday, Love Is… designs are still available, with the company now run by Kim Casali’s son Stefano. And the images are more widely merchandised today – typified by this Love Is… alarm clock.
Available in red or pink, it’s an old-style bell-ringing alarm clock with a typical Love Is… design on the face – in this case, "Love Is…spending time with you".
You can pick one up online for £9.99.