"Edie had the Vision and the ability to execute the design and build of the wonderful environment of the Clarks Co. NA." ~Bob Infantino, CEO Clarks Co. NA

"I first met Edie when we initiated a new concept design for the Stride Rite Specialty Stores. Edie was involved in all aspects of the design from blue sky discussions, concept design, prototype testing and final design. Her ability to understand our needs, visualize concepts and translate those ideas into coherent stories was invaluable. She was a great partner, patient with our concerns, persistent and articulate in presenting solutions and always aware and respectful of our timelines and budget. I recommend her highly."  ~Jay Nannicelli, SVP Retail, Stride Rite Corp

 “As I have said in the past, Edie is the definition of a self-starter. She is asked to work on so many different projects, for a variety of internal and external clients and she handles it all beautifully.” ~Margaret Newville, SVP Marketing, Clarks Co. NA

“As the Director of Design and Construction at Stride Rite I worked with Edie on two separate design projects while she was with Monastero and Associates. The experience was great. Edie led a team that developed an award winning store design. Her ideas were fresh and on point. Edie totally understood the concept of working with a client. She was open to suggestion regarding the design yet was not afraid to voice her point of view if an idea wouldn't work. I would have no hesitation in retaining Edie as a design consultant again.”  ~Jim Harte, Director Retail Design/Construction at Stride Rite Childrens Group

"Edie has the unique ability to listen to her clients design needs and bring back several options that all exceed your expectations. She makes difficult decisions easy to make by providing choices that make sense. I always looked forward to and enjoyed working with Edie." ~Bob Infantino, CEO Clarks Co. NA 

Barefoot Books, Letter of Recommendation The success* of our first store selling children’s books, original illustrations, posters, cards, and gift wrap has a great deal to do with its colorful and imaginative design. With the help of Monastero & Associates’ creative design team, the look and feel of our web site was beautifully translated into this three dimensional space. On the stores outside corner the team created two signs featuring a playful ribbon displaying our name with a digital graphic above with our signature illustration. Edie Twining of Monastero & Associates addressed the challenge of many large display windows through her flexible fixture design that doubled as window displays and backdrops. In addition she went beyond the traditional role of architects by assisting us in creating window vignettes and selecting unique display elements. Through this close collaboration and intuitive understanding of our vision, Monastero & Associates enabled us to realize our goal of creating a store “celebrating art and story”. *Barefoot Books is proud to announce Boston Magazine has selected our shop as the Best Children’s Bookstore for 2003.