Watch veins of darkness creep through magnified bubbles

Have you ever wondered what happens when you mix a liquid that becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field with magnets and ordinary bubbles? No? Well, thankfully San Francisco designer Kim Pimmel did, because what you wind up with is this mesmerizing, otherworldly display of colorful capillary action.

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Pimmel explains his design process:

I combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism.

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You'll find more of Pimmel's awesome work on his website.

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That was the most enigmatically ominous thing I've seen in weeks.

And you don't want to know what the previous thing was.