“Blurred Lines'” $7.4m Verdict

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke will have to pay the children of Marvin Gaye $7.4 million after a jury found the 2013 smash-hit “Blurred Lines” to be too similar to Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” This is just the latest incident tied to the widely controversial song (and music video) by Thicke and Williams, which has earned the two singers millions of dollars since …

Best of CH 2012: People + Photo Ops

Words and images with the designers, photographers and innovators that inspired us

You won’t ever find a “Person of the Year” on Cool Hunting. We’re influenced by too many people and meet more every day that keep us motivated to do and create. When we have the opportunity to interview—and, if we’re lucky, to photograph—one of these outstanding individuals, those become some of the most rewarding stories. Here are seven people who kept us inspired in 2012. …

Artst Tlk

Pharrell Williams on curiosity and knowledge in a discussion about his new inquisitive video series

Pharrell Williams can easily be called a modern-day renaissance man. Already known as a gifted musician, producer, skateboarder and fashion designer, in his new video series Artst Tlk Williams subtly reveals himself as a highly capable conversationalist, asking some of contemporary culture’s finest minds a bevy of curious questions with the finesse of Barbara Walters. But as he told us recently in Miami, he isn’t …